Aerospace And Defense Industry

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

Apr 13, 2018

China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government

China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

Apr 5, 2018

China's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. goods could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Apr 2, 2018

China's Tiangong 1 space station has mostly burned up over the South Pacific upon re-entry into the atmosphere

Paper notes China's 'unhappiness' over US Navy Vietnam visit

Mar 7, 2018

A Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Beijing is unhappy and remaining vigilant over the first visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier to a Vietnamese port since the Vietnam War

No. 2 spender China to boost defense spending in 2018

Mar 5, 2018

China's finance ministry says that the country's defense budget this year will rise to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion)

US Navy carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice

Mar 5, 2018

For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea

China to recruit civilian astronauts, boost crewed missions

Mar 5, 2018

China plans to begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year

Reports: China plans to build nuclear aircraft carrier

Mar 1, 2018

Media reports say China is planning to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier capable of remaining at sea for long durations

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Feb 18, 2018

U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

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