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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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Profile: Mike Rogers, House Intelligence Committee Chairman

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, the House’s primary panel responsible for authorizing the funding for and overseeing the execution of the U.S. government’s intelligence activities. He assumed the chairmanship in 2011 and was elected to the House in 2000. Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), …

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China Commissions 1st Aircraft Carrier

China has formally commissioned the country’s first aircraft carrier called Liaoning, according to a Bloomberg report. This move comes less than a month after pictures surfaced of a new stealth fighter, reportedly the country’s second radar-evading plane. Citing a Chinese Defense Ministry statement, Bloomberg reports the country wants the new …

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Report: China Earth Exports Policy Could Potentially Affect U.S. Military

The U.S., Japan and the European Union challenged China’s restrictions on rare-earth exports during a World Trade Organization meeting Thursday. Rare-earths are minerals considered to be critical to the production of civilian and military technologies, according to Wall Street Journal. President Obama indicated the minerals play an important role with advanced …

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