A cleaner works near an empty store of Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo at a district selling computer products in Beijing, China on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. China's factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff war with Washington intensified, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up shaky economic growth.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China launched a groundbreaking mission last year to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S. (Associated Press/File)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe launches from the the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S. (Jiang Hongjing/Xinhua via AP)
"China's repressive campaign in Xinjiang is not about terrorism," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "[It's] about China's attempt to erase its own citizens' Muslim faith and culture." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Excerpts from “Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy” (Encounter, September 2019), a book published Tuesday by The Washington Times veteran national security reporter and “Inside the Ring” columnist Bill Gertz.
China outpaced the U.S. in naval shipbuilding by a factor of four to one from 2015 to 2018, noted a retired Navy captain during a briefing at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)