China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials as country looks to modernise its military – China power

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials as country looks to modernise its military – China power

Updated May 13, 2018 16:00:15 Photo: The carrier is not expected to enter service until 2020, Chinese military experts told state media. (Xinhua: Li Gang) China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier has left its north-eastern port to begin sea trials, state media said — Beijing’s latest milestone in efforts to …

Eurovision censored in China due to pro-LGBT messages, tattooed performers

Eurovision censored in China due to pro-LGBT messages, tattooed performers

Updated May 11, 2018 12:49:43 Photo: China has strict rules against television programs with pro-LGBT content. (Weibo: Voice of Homosexuality) A major Chinese television network has been banned from broadcasting the second semi-final and grand final of the Eurovision song contest, after it was accused of censoring parts of the …

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi Jinping

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi Jinping

Updated May 08, 2018 23:29:32 Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited China for the second time in as many months. (AP: Ju Peng/Xinhua) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited the Chinese city of Dalian to meet President Xi Jinping, China’s official Xinhua news agency has reported. The …

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi

Posted May 08, 2018 22:23:20 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited the Chinese city of Dalian to meet President Xi Jinping, China’s official Xinhua news agency is reporting. The two discussed bilateral issues, with Mr Xi telling Mr Kim of his support of talks between North Korea and the …

China hits back after White House slams territory warning to global airlines as ‘Orwellian nonsense’

China hits back after White House slams territory warning to global airlines as ‘Orwellian nonsense’

Posted May 07, 2018 15:05:03 China has struck back after the White House criticised its “Orwellian nonsense” for trying to police 36 international companies and change how they refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as seperate countries. Key points: The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration issued a warning to 36 …

China’s missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position

China’s missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position

Posted May 05, 2018 05:03:41 Photo: China’s missiles in the Spratly Islands show Beijing is intent on controlling the South China Sea. (China Ministry of National Defence) China’s deployment of missiles to the disputed Spratly Islands shows Beijing is serious about exerting long-term domination and control over the South China …

Why is Kevin Rudd using Chinese social media to criticise Malcolm Turnbull in Mandarin? – China power

Why is Kevin Rudd using Chinese social media to criticise Malcolm Turnbull in Mandarin? – China power

Posted May 05, 2018 06:00:42 Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has taken to popular Chinese social media site Weibo to criticise Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s “paranoid and all over the place” policies towards Beijing, as well as muse about various other China-related issues. Key points: Kevin Rudd says Mr Turnbull’s …

US marines to join Australian warship deployed in the Pacific as anxiety over China grows

US marines to join Australian warship deployed in the Pacific as anxiety over China grows

Updated May 04, 2018 23:09:47 American marines will soon embed on Australia’s largest warship for a tour of Pacific island nations, as concerns grow among western allies over Beijing’s rising influence in the region. Key points: Defence Minister Marise Payne said planning for “Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18” had been underway since …

China denies US accusations it is targeting military aircraft with lasers

China denies US accusations it is targeting military aircraft with lasers

Posted May 04, 2018 22:29:32 Photo: US military says the pointing of lasers at aircraft is a “very serious” issue. (US Air Force: Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley) Related Story: China ‘deploys missiles’ in South China Sea, US, Australia warn of consequences Related Story: Australian warships challenged by Chinese military …

China ‘deploys missiles’ in South China Sea for the first time, US warns of consequences

China ‘deploys missiles’ in South China Sea for the first time, US warns of consequences

Updated May 04, 2018 10:37:28 Photo: They would be the first Chinese missile deployments in the contested Spratly Islands. (China Ministry of National Defence) The United States has raised concerns with China over reports it installed its first ever missile systems in the South China Sea, warning there will be …