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Report: State Dept. Calls on China to End Anti-Satellite Missile Development

U.S. officials have urged China to cease development of anti-satellite capabilities after their assessments revealed the Asian country has recently tested an anti-satellite missile, SpaceNews reported Monday. Mike Gruss reports that defense and intelligence officials see such weaponry as threats to U.S. and other nations’ space assets. “We call on China to refrain …

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Feds Disclose Attempted Federal Workforce Data Breach

Hackers based in China broke into the Office of Personnel Management‘s computer networks in March and the government believes they wanted to access data on security clearances, the New York Times reported Wednesday. A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed the infiltration and said that authorities found no loss of “personally identifiable information,” …

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Pentagon Report: China Increased Defense Spending to $120B in 2013

China is investing heavily in military modernization as territorial disputes between the country and its neighbors continue, the Pentagon said in its annual report on the Chinese military, Defense News reported Thursday. Christopher Cavas writes that Pentagon’s 96-page document revealed that China’s annual military spending grew 5.7 percent to $119.5 …

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Jon Huntsman: China Hacking Charges ‘Symbolic’

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said the government needs to more carefully consider its response to intellectual property theft, Politico reported Sunday. Nick Gass writes Huntsman called last week’s indictment of five Chinese nationals for cybertheft a largely “symbolic” gesture that will not gain much traction in stopping …

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President Obama Begins Tour of Asia; Ben Rhodes Comments

President Barack Obama has begun his tour of Asia by first visiting Japan amid the country’s growing territorial dispute with China, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. David Lynch writes President Obama will later visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in a move to address those countries’ escalating tensions with Beijing. Japan …

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Chuck Hagel Tours China’s First Aircraft Carrier

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel kicked off his three-day visit to China on Monday with a tour of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, Reuters reports. Phil Stewart writes a U.S. official said that Hagel was the first foreign visitor to be allowed onboard the 60,000-ton warship. “It’s a sign of openness, …

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