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China's first home-built carrier sets out for sea trials

China's first home-built carrier sets out for sea trialsChina’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier left its northeastern port to begin sea trials on Sunday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s efforts to modernize its military. The official Xinhua news agency confirmed the ship had left for trials with a short announcement. “Our country’s second aircraft carrier set sail from its dock in the Dalian shipyard for relevant waters to conduct a sea trial mission, mainly to inspect and verify the reliability and stability of mechanical systems and other equipment,” Xinhua said.



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China's first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials

China's first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trialsBEIJING (AP) — China's first entirely home-built aircraft carrier began sea trials Sunday in a sign of the growing sophistication of the country's domestic arms industry.



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China's Didi suspends car-pool service after passenger murder

China's Didi suspends car-pool service after passenger murderChinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Friday it would suspend its car-pool service for a week as it deals with an outcry over the murder of a flight attendant found dead after ordering a ride home. The 21-year-old woman, identified by police only by her surname Li, was killed the night of May 6, according to police in the central city of Zhengzhou, with state media reporting that she was found half-naked and stabbed at least 20 times. Li, who worked for Chinese budget carrier Lucky Air, had ordered a ride using Didi’s Hitch service, which pairs up commuters heading in the same direction.



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China's ZTE says US sanctions have crippled operations

China's ZTE says US sanctions have crippled operationsChinese telecom giant ZTE said its major operations had “ceased” following last month’s US ban on American sales of critical technology to the company, raising the possibility of its collapse. ZTE, which makes telecoms equipment and handsets, is still “actively communicating” with the US side “to facilitate the modification or reversal” of the ban and “forge a positive outcome”, the filing said. US officials imposed the seven-year ban last month after ZTE allegedly made false statements regarding its settlement of a case involving the illegal sale of goods to Iran and North Korea.



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U.S. says will be consequences for China's South China Sea militarization

U.S. says will be consequences for China's South China Sea militarizationBy David Brunnstrom and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has raised concerns with China about its latest militarization of the South China Sea and there will be near-term and long-term consequences, the White House said on Thursday. U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday that China had installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three outposts in the South China Sea. Asked about the report, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a regular news briefing: “We’re well aware of China’s militarization of the South China Sea.



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Edgy times on China's border with North Korea

Edgy times on China's border with North KoreaBy Sue-Lin Wong YANBIAN, China (Reuters) – I sat on a metal bench, the chill seeping through my down jacket, as a Chinese government official towered above me, shouting. As usually happens when I report from this part of the world, the Chinese authorities were telling me to go away. China has long posted military and police along its border with North Korea.



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Edgy times on China's border with North Korea

Edgy times on China's border with North KoreaBy Sue-Lin Wong YANBIAN, China (Reuters) – I sat on a metal bench, the chill seeping through my down jacket, as a Chinese government official towered above me, shouting. As usually happens when I report from this part of the world, the Chinese authorities were telling me to go away. China has long posted military and police along its border with North Korea.



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China's Xi presides over large-scale naval display in South China Sea

China's Xi presides over large-scale naval display in South China SeaPresident Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese navy’s largest-ever military display on Thursday, state media reported, the country’s latest show of force in the disputed South China Sea. State broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of Xi boarding the destroyer Changsha before sailing to an unspecified location in the South China Sea and watching the procession, which involved more than 10,000 naval officers, 76 fighter jets, and a flotilla of 48 warships and submarines. Xi told the assembled troops that China’s need for a world-leading naval force “has never been more pressing than today” and urged them to devote their unswerving loyalty to the party, before watching through binoculars four J-15 fighter jets take off from the Liaoning, China’s sole operational aircraft carrier.



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After China's massive drill, U.S. patrols disputed South China Sea

After China's massive drill, U.S. patrols disputed South China SeaBy Karen Lema ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea (Reuters) – In a span of 20 minutes, 20 F-18 fighter jets took off and landed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, in a powerful display of military precision and efficiency. The nuclear-powered warship, leading a carrier strike group, was conducting what the U.S. military called routine training in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, headed for a port call in the Philippines, a defense treaty ally. “We have seen Chinese ships around us,” Rear Admiral Steve Koehler, the strike group commander, told a small group of reporters on board the three-decade-old carrier.



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Japan launches Marines unit amid China's growing presence

Japan launches Marines unit amid China's growing presenceJapan’s military on Saturday launched its first Marines unit, tasked with defending remote islands in the face of China’s growing maritime presence in the region. The Self-Defence Forces’ amphibious fighting unit staged an exercise with US Marines at Sasebo in western Japan following the inauguration ceremony. The 2,100-member brigade, based in Sasebo, will be responsible for defending remote islands and retaking them if they are invaded.



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