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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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NSF Chief Cora Marrett: US Must Maintain Science Investments

National Science Foundation chief Cora Marrett has urged lawmakers not to cut federal investment into science and expressed concern that other countries such as China could spend more on science by 2022, Fierce Government reported Monday. “The rate of progress elsewhere is outpacing what we’re undertaking,” the acting director told …

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Max Baucus to Face Full Senate Vote as China Ambassador Nominee

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the White House’s nominee as ambassador to China, will face a full vote in the Senate this week after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination, Reuters reported Tuesday. Baucus has worked on trade and tax issues as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and was asked …

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James Clapper to Senate Intell Panel: Crises, Threats ‘List is Long’

During opening remarks to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper sought to illustrate and identify the complex and varied nature of threats the intelligence community is responsible for handling. Those issues not only extend to national security and instability in other countries, but also to …

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Omnibus Could Change Some Chinese Supply Chain Restrictions

Lawmakers have included language in a fiscal year 2014 “omnibus” spending bill that would change some supply chain regulations for four agencies regarding purchases from China, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes the rules, if the bill passes, keeps some limits in place on IT gear purchases from contractors owned or subsidized …

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