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China is challenging a key American policy toward Japan: the unambiguous U.S. support of Japan's sovereign rights to the Ryukyu island chain, including the key strategic island of Okinawa.
Japan is using "value diplomacy" to create the geopolitical encirclement of China, according to China's state-run media. That point was emphasized across the communist nation's media spectrum as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a historic seven-day visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
One of China's most influential military strategists has made headlines by saying that a new, lethal strain of bird flu is a "U.S. bio-psychological weapon" conspiracy designed to harm China.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army will impose a much tougher regulation May 1 aimed at curbing the explosion of luxury vehicles sporting military license plates that provide drivers with coveted privileges and swagger.
War hysteria in China has not been this screechy since the 1970s.
The People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, on Dec. 13 published an editorial that lambasted the Philippines with words that can be described as anything but diplomatic and cordial.
China's military has used two J-15 stealth fighter jets for its first publicized aircraft carrier landing-and-takeoff operation.
The official Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times and other state-controlled media outlets fired broadsides this week at Chinese tourists who traveled to Japan, ignoring the current national xenophobia calling for a boycott of all things Japanese.
The credibility of China's official verdict on disgraced communist leader Bo Xilai is under serious challenge by China's many neo-Maoists.
A central issue in the current presidential campaign season in the United States is how to deal with China.
"There is no international water within the South [China] Sea." So stated the official news outlets of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee, the People's Daily and its subsidiary the Global Times on Monday.
The lead article the Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times on Tuesday contained an alarming call for a declaration of war against Vietnam and Philippines, two nations that in recent weeks launched the loudest protests against China's sweeping maritime sovereignty claims over the South China Sea.
The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks provided China's official media with ample reason to celebrate what it called America's "moribund decline." The state-controlled press issued a thorough condemnation of America for what it said was U.S. culpability for causing the attacks.
Chinas government on Tuesday issued a 13,000-word statement called "Chinas Peaceful Development White Paper," six years after Beijing issued its first similar statement. The purpose was to "respond to the worlds concerns" about Chinas rise as a military and economic power.
China's spectacular military modernization has moved at a dizzying pace in the last two decades, and one constant demand from the United States is for the Chinese military to increase "transparency" and disclose its strategic intentions and defense goals.