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    WhatsApp service disrupted in China as censorship tightens

    Chinese authorities are tightening controls on social media ahead of the party congress next month at which President Xi Jinping is due to be appointed to a second five-year term as leader.

  • China: North Korea could suspend nukes if U.S., South Korea halt drills

    China's foreign minister said Wednesday that North Korea could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint U.S.-South Korea military drills, in an unusually public proposal that analysts said showed Beijing's growing alarm over the tensions.

  • Pentagon says U.S., Chinese air encounter was unintentional

    The Pentagon said a close encounter between a Chinese early warning aircraft and a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the South China Sea appeared to be unintentional and both pilots maintained professional radio contact, in the first such incident known to have taken place under President Trump's administration.

  • China returns underwater drone to U.S.

    The Chinese navy vessel that seized the drone returned it near where it had been taken, and it was received by the frigate Mustin about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

  • Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

    President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.

  • Trump shrugs off the fuss over Taiwan call

    President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China.

  • Philippine president announces separation from U.S.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stunned Washington Thursday by announcing a “separation” from the United States, but the Pentagon has heard nothing about it officially.

  • U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, left, speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, July 25, 2016. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
    Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

    China and the U.S. should deal with their differences candidly, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, as ties were set to be tested after a tribunal invalidated Beijing's vast claims in the South China Sea.

  • In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 photo, a worker browses a paper near a map of South China Sea with nine-dash line claims under Chinese territory on display at a maritime defense educational facility in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. China blamed the Philippines for stirring up trouble and issued a policy paper Wednesday calling the islands in the South China Sea its
    China says it could declare air zone over South China Sea

    China warned other countries Wednesday against threatening its security in the South China Sea after an international tribunal handed the Philippines a victory by saying Beijing had no legal basis for its expansive claims there.