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China Among Top 5 Weapons Exporters, Study Says

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has ranked China as the fifth-largest exporter of weapons in the world. SIPRI’s Trends in International Arms Transfers report says China increased its arms exports by 162 percent between 2008 and 2012 when compared to the previous five years, Reuters reported Monday. As a …

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White House Considering Laws Aimed At Stopping Trade Secret Theft

The White House is considering new laws and wants to work with allied governments on stopping theft of trade secrets from U.S. businesses, Reuters reports. Doug Palmer writes the White House released a report that did not cite China by name, but Attorney General Eric Holder used a hypothetical example …

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David Helvey Named Defense Deputy Asst Secretary For East Asia

The Defense Department has appointed David Helvey to serve as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for policy. Helvey previously served in that position on an acting basis, the Pentagon said Monday. He has also served as principal director …

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Michele Flournoy: US Cyber Adversaries Would Play Offense Too

The U.S.’ adversaries in cyberspace would respond to attacks from the U.S. with offensive actions of their own, former Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy said Wednesday. AOL Defense reports she also said the country is not prepared to defend against cyber attacks. According to the story by Otto Kreisher, she supported …

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Discussing APAC Shift in Beijing This Week

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is meeting with Chinese leaders this week in Beijing to discuss the U.S. shift in focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Foreign Policy reports. The meetings began Monday with Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and several other top officials in that country’s army, Kevin Baron writes. According …

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US, China Likely to See New Trade Leaders

Both the U.S. and China are likely to choose new senior trade leaders this month, Keith Bradsher reports for the New York Times. Commerce Minister Chen Deming lost his seat during the Communist Party Congress, which ended last Wednesday, meaning he will have to leave his post during the National …

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CSIS Report: Troop Numbers Driving Asia Defense Spending Increase

A new Center for Strategic and International Studies report reveals the increased military spending of China, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 2000 to 2011, Defense News reports. According to Zachary Fryer-Biggs’ story, the report attributes the increased spending with troop size and maintenance costs rather than large investments …

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