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Miles Yu's column appears Fridays. He can be reached at mmilesyu@gmail.com.

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Vessels sit docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises on Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Inside China: Mixed feelings over multinational naval exercise

For the first time in its 43-year history, the world's largest multinational naval exercise, Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, hosted by the U.S. Navy on a biennial basis, has invited the Chinese navy to participate. And China is taking the unique opportunity seriously but with mixed feelings. Published July 3, 2014

Since June 20, more than 750,000 Hong Kong residents have voted in a symbolic "civil referendum" in defiance of Beijing to protest eroding freedoms promised by communist-led China when the British handed over the city in 1997. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Inside China: Mountain of watery ire

As Supreme Leader Xi Jinping prepares to start a key state visit to Seoul, two South Korean heartthrobs have triggered an eruption of anger toward China. Published June 26, 2014

** FILE ** Protesters raise Taiwanese flags and placards marching to Vietnam's consulate in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 15, 2014, to protest anti-China unrest in Vietnam. Mobs burned and looted scores of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam following a large protest by workers against China's recent placement of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Inside China: Anti-Chinese riots hit Taiwan

Taiwan suffered collateral damage in Vietnam's anti-China riots on May 13, when 107 Taiwanese companies were vandalized and 10 factories were shut down. Published May 23, 2014

Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of People's Liberation Army of China, accused Washington of being the mastermind behind a conspiracy to deprive Africa of peace and prosperity and lauded anti-West dictators at an April 27 banquet in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Associated Press)

Inside China: General hits U.S. in Africa

A top Chinese defense official has accused Washington of being the mastermind behind a conspiracy to deprive Africa of peace and prosperity, and lauded anti-West dictators. Published May 2, 2014

Chinese women, relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines MH370 cry as they wait for Malaysia embassy staff to meet them outside the Malaysia embassy in Beijing, China Friday, April 25, 2014. About 50 relatives of Chinese passengers on the plane continued a sit-in protest outside the Malaysian Embassy after officials failed to show up to update them on the search. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Inside China: Absence of the Sea Dragon

One of China's most publicized technological accomplishments is the Sea Dragon manned deep-sea submersible that boasts the world's greatest capability for range of depth. But when the vessel is needed the most — in the search for the missing Malaysian plane — it has been entirely a no-show. Published April 24, 2014

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera, east of  Harare, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. In July, Mugabe who has ruled the nation for 33 years since 1980, won disputed elections for another five-year term that will take him to age 94.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Inside China: Long march to Africa

China is set to establish military bases in key spots of Africa, directly challenging the military presence of the U.S. and the European Union. Published March 6, 2014

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Inside China: Chinese leaders use history to serve Communist Party

China is obsessed with history. Not the objective inquiry that can withstand scrutiny by divergent viewpoints with uncensored access to documents and records. It is obsessed with the history the Communist Party controls, writes and promotes to serve the nation's collective dictatorship. Published February 21, 2014

Wang Yu-chi (center wearing  sun glasses) head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, walks with other officials during his visit to the Mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. (Associated Press)

Inside China: From Taiwan, with love

This week's visit to China by a minister-level Taiwanese official — the first in the 65 years since the communists took over the mainland — has evoked a media frenzy focused on the itinerary and protocols. Published February 13, 2014

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Inside China: Stealth fighter revealed

Chinese military forums on the Internet were abuzz recently over the posting of the first photo of China's latest test flight of a prototype jet. Published January 23, 2014

Inside China: Taiwan's anti-sub drill

The Taiwanese navy this week conducted an anti-submarine warfare drill as part of a recent effort to improve the island's defenses against a Chinese underwater attack. Published January 16, 2014

A 30,000 square-foot monument, The Western Hills Unknown Heroes' Commemorative Square, pays tribute to spies sent to Taiwan in 1949.

Inside China: Spying Statuary

A 30,000 square-foot monument honoring fallen agents who had been sent to spy on Taiwan opened recently to the public at the command headquarters area of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) outside Beijing. Published December 19, 2013