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    1. China air force again holds drills in Western Pacific

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsNov 26 09:56 PM

      China's air force said on Friday it had flown bombers and other jets through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to drills in the Western Pacific, and had carried out a patrol in China's air identification zone in the East China Sea. "This year the air force has four times carried out drills in the Western Pacific, raising the air force's ability to fight over long distances far out...

    2. China on Thursday gave medical parole to a 71-year-old journalist jailed for "leaking" an official document warning against liberal political ideas, her lawyer said, after a conviction condemned by free speech advocates. Beijing's high court ruled that veteran journalist Gao Yu will receive treatment outside prison for a "serious illness," her lawyer Mo Shaoping told AFP. Gao will be able to ...

    3. China to Build Naval Hub in Djibouti

      The Wall Street JournalNov 27 04:19 AM

      China plans to build its first overseas naval installation in the East African nation of Djibouti, expanding the geographical reach of its armed forces as Beijing seeks to protect its growing economic and security interests around the globe.

    4. China's Foreign Ministry called for calm on Friday over growing tensions about Turkey's shooting down of a Russian warplane, urging the international community to coordinate in the fight against terror to avoid such incidents. In an escalating war of words, President Tayyip Erdogan responded to Russian accusations that Turkey has been buying oil and gas from Islamic State in Syria by accusing ...

    5. China defends coal use

      CNNNov 26 02:14 PM

      China's special envoy on climate change, Xie Zhenhua, has defended the country's decision to build more coal-fired power plants ahead of a global climate summit in Paris next week.

    6. China's military is in talks with the Horn of Africa country Djibouti to build logistics "facilities" to support Chinese peacekeeping and anti-piracy missions, the foreign and defense ministries said on Thursday. In May, Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh told French media his government was in talks with China about a military base, adding Beijing's presence would be welcome in the former...

    7. China Fishery Missed Loan Payment Earlier This Month, S&P Says

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceNov 26 06:41 PM

      China Fishery Group Ltd. failed to repay a $31 million installment due earlier this month on a $650 million loan, according to Standard & Poor’s.

    8. China in talks with Djibouti over naval facility

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsNov 26 03:17 AM

      China on Thursday said it is in negotiations with Djibouti to build a logistics hub for military operations in the strategically vital Horn of Africa entrepot. The announcement comes as Beijing seeks to expand its international security role, particularly in regions where it has significant economic interests, such as Africa. The country is a top contributor of United Nations peacekeepers to the...

    9. China will shake up its military by establishing a joint operational command structure by 2020 and rejig existing military regions as part of overall reforms, President Xi Jinping said in a comments reported on Thursday. On this road, reform and innovation steps have never stopped," Xi was quoted as saying. Xi is determined to modernize the military at the same time as China gets more assertive...

      China's army to get more prominent role in mili... - Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland News

    10. China’s Car Sales Offer Some Support to Steel Demand

      Market Realist via Yahoo! FinanceNov 26 05:06 AM

      China’s passenger car sales rose more than 13% year-over-year in October, according to data released by CAAM. This is the highest growth rate since December 2014.

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