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China records lowest quarterly economic growth in 27 years

BEIJING – In the midst of a trade war with the United States and falling domestic demand, China registered a 6% GDP increase in the third quarter of the year compared to the same period of 2018. That is the smallest number since Beijing began compiling the data in 1993, the Associated Press reports. Quarterly […]

Two Americans Detained in China Released on Bail

BEIJING – China announced the two US citizens placed under criminal detention in September have been released on bail and are awaiting trial on charges of illegally moving people across country borders. Jacob Harlan and Alyssa Petersen were detained in Jiangsu province last month, their Idaho-based company China Horizons said on its Facebook page, Al-Jazeera […]

Indian fighters perform maneuvers to be ready in case of war with China

NEW DELHI – Indian military personnel have been performing high-level exercises in the Himalayas near the Royal Control Line (LAC). The frequency of these exercises has increased following reports of a military reinforcement by China since the Doklam clash in 2017. LAC is the de facto border between India and China. Indian Air Force Eastern […]

Beijing Vows Strong Response to US Legislation in Support of Hong Kong Protesters

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Wednesday over the US House of Representatives passing legislation in support of Hong Kong protesters, describing it as shocking hypocrisy toward human rights and democracy and vowing strong countermeasures. “We express strong indignation on and firm opposition to the US House of Representative’s passage of the […]

Chinese strategic potential: Beijing prepares for nuclear war?

BEIJING – 55 years ago, on October 16, 1964, China tested its first atomic bomb. Today Beijing has 290 nuclear warheads at its disposal, making it the third largest arsenal in the world after Russia and the US. According to Andrei Kots, Soviet experts helped the Chinese develop their nuclear weapons. Triad of Arms From […]

China will use Pakistan to keep India from getting closer to the US

No one will help India remove Pakistan from consideration if New Delhi does not do it alone, according to an analyst at the Defense Research and Analysis Institute (IDSA). Like most major global players, China has also used its proximity to Pakistan and the current trade advantage over India to prevent New Delhi from approaching […]