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Topic - Qin Gang
China announced Wednesday that it would increase its military budget by 12.2 percent this year — the largest spending hike for national defense purposes in three years.
China's government responded to public demands for bold leadership with vows Wednesday to press long-sought market reforms, defend against terrorism after a horrific slashing attack, and heavily boost military spending amid rising tensions with Japan.
China says its first lunar rover is experiencing mechanical problems, a rare setback for its burgeoning space program that in recent years has conducted space walks and placed a space station in orbit.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects Thursday at a shrine honoring Japan's war dead in a move that drew sharp rebukes from China and South Korea, who warned that the visit celebrates his country's militaristic past and threatens to further sour already bad relations.
New tensions between China and the United States are threatening to upset Vice President Joseph R. Biden's visit to Beijing next week.
China acknowledged Wednesday it let two American B-52 bombers fly unhindered through its newly declared air defense zone in the East China Sea despite its earlier threat to take defensive measures against unidentified foreign aircraft.
China, the world's second-largest economy and a key member of the Asia-Pacific community of nations, is providing the Philippines with an initial disaster relief package totaling $100,000 — an international example of the government's stingy response to humanitarian disasters.
War hysteria in China has not been this screechy since the 1970s.
While Japanese lawmakers and business leaders visited Beijing with hopes of mending ties, China assailed Japan's prime minister as obstinate and wrong for saying his nation won't compromise in their island dispute.
Japan's territorial disputes with its neighbors flared anew Sunday, as a group of nationalist activists swam ashore and raised flags on an island also claimed by China.
Japan's territorial disputes with its neighbors flared anew Sunday as a group of nationalist activists swam ashore and raised flags on an island also claimed by China.
Regional tensions flared on the emotional anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender, as activists from China and South Korea used Wednesday's occasion to press rival sea territory claims, prompting 14 arrests by Japanese police.
Regional tensions flared on the emotional anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender as activists from China and South Korea used Wednesday's occasion to press rival territorial claims, prompting 14 arrests by Japanese authorities.
A Google search feature was blocked in China on Thursday, the company said as it awaited Beijing's decision on whether to renew its operating license amid tensions over censorship.
BEICHUAN, China (AP) China said the toll of dead and missing from last week's powerful earthquake jumped to more than 80,000, while the government appealed today for millions of tents to shelter homeless survivors.
"Nothing to get fussy about. China's PLA aren't like scouts carrying spears," spokesman Qin Gang said.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the Kunming attackers are the "common enemy of the entire human race."