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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Qin Gang
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.
New tensions between China and the United States are threatening to upset Vice President Joseph R. Biden's visit to Beijing next week.
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.
BEIJING — Chinese inspectors found excessive amounts of additives and preservatives in dozens of children"s snacks and seized hundreds of bottles of fake human blood protein from hospitals, officials said yesterday.
BEIJING Chinese inspectors found excessive amounts of additives and preservatives in dozens of children's snacks and seized hundreds of bottles of fake human blood protein from hospitals, officials said today.
From combined dispatches
One reporter asked if the failure to respond to the intruding aircraft revealed China is a "paper tiger," or weakling, Mr. Qin said:
"Different situations will be dealt with according to that statement," Qin said.