Putin Outlines Eurasian Economic Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined the formation of a Eurasian Economic Union that would counterbalance European and American economic power. The Eurasian Economic Union will have a close-knit relationship between Russia and China at its heart and comprise former Soviet states Belarus and Kazakhstan, Putin told the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan could also be added […]

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Uighurs Blamed For Market Attack

The Chinese government has blamed Uighur separatists for a Thursday morning attack on a farmer’s market in the capital of the country’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang. Three off-road vehicles plowed through crowds of shoppers and threw explosives before crashing in a fiery explosion. Eyewitness accounts put up to a dozen blasts taking place during the attack in the city of Urumqi.

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Chinese, Vietnamese Ships Battle Over Oil Rig

Tensions over a Chinese oil rig operating in waters contested by Vietnam continued Wednesday, as ships belonging to the two countries aggressively taunted each other. In several early-morning incidents recounted by the Vietnamese news website Tuoi Tre, Chinese navy vessels tailed Vietnamese fishing boats, then sped up to overtake them. The Chinese boats then moved in front of the Vietnamese ships to make it look […]

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Russia, China, Forge Closer Ties

Russian president Vladimir Putin is using increased trade, disputes with neighboring U.S.-backed countries, and an apparent American ambivalence, to forge closer ties with China. “China is our reliable friend,” Putin told reporters ahead of the two-day Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai. “To expand cooperation with China is undoubtedly Russia’s diplomatic priority.”

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US Charges China With Cyber-Spying

Tensions between the United States and China rose Monday, after five members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army were formally charged with stealing trade secrets from some America’s largest companies. Among the companies affected by the hacking were Westinghouse, Alcoa, and United States Steel, the US Department of Justice announced in a Monday press conference.

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