Kagitingan Reef may be China’s ‘intelligence hub’ in Spratlys — US think tank

Inquirer.net 02/18/2018

The Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), the smallest of the “Big 3” artificial islands of China in the Spratlys, is likely the “Intelligence/Communications hub” of the regional superpower on its man-made islands, a US-based think tank said.…

China’s Silk Road revival hits the buffers

AFP 11/12/2017

From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, China’s push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinping’s presidency. The…

Face recognition flushes out China’s toilet paper crooks

03/23/2017

A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits. Park managers at the Temple…

China stays mum on its defense budget

AP 03/05/2017

BEIJING — China in recent years has responded to calls for greater military transparency by releasing its defense budget. Not this year, it seems. The defense and finance ministries did not immediately respond to questions about why…

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