Christopher Bodeen
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China reverses ban on trade in tiger, rhino products
by Christopher Bodeen - October 31, 2018 - 8:39am
China says it will allow trading in products made from endangered tigers and rhinos under "special circumstances," reversing a long-standing ban and bringing condemnation from conservation groups.
Chinese star Fan Bingbing still missing
by Christopher Bodeen - September 24, 2018 - 10:41am
For nearly three months, Fan has not been seen or heard from in public in any verifiable way.
Mattis, China leaders strike positive tone on talks
by Christopher Bodeen - June 28, 2018 - 1:00am
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and a string of Chinese leaders struck a positive public tone Wednesday, talking up increased military cooperation and open dialogue between the two countries despite simmering tensions...
US defense chief to visit China as Taiwan, South China Sea tensions rise
by Christopher Bodeen - June 24, 2018 - 9:35am
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and...
China winner from summit but wary of closer US-North Korea ties
by Christopher Bodeen - June 13, 2018 - 2:40pm
The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China.
Top North Korean official lands in US for talks with Pompeo
by Christopher Bodeen - May 31, 2018 - 8:36am
A senior North Korean official arrived in New York on Wednesday in the highest-level official visit to the United States in 18 years, as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sought to salvage prospects for a high-stakes...
China wants Australian 'concrete actions' to improve ties
by Christopher Bodeen - May 23, 2018 - 3:00am
China on Tuesday called for "concrete actions" from Australia to improve ties following tensions over Beijing's anger with recent political moves by Canberra.
China's defunct space lab hurtling toward Earth for re-entry
by Christopher Bodeen - March 30, 2018 - 9:15am
China's defunct and reportedly out-of-control Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere sometime this weekend.
China sends bombers over South China Sea
by Christopher Bodeen - March 27, 2018 - 2:59pm
China's air force says it recently sent some of its most advanced fighters and bombers for "joint combat patrols" over the South China Sea.
Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits
by Christopher Bodeen - March 17, 2018 - 11:45am
Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.
China's Xi further expanding power with anti-corruption body
by Christopher Bodeen - March 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
Following passage of a constitutional amendment potentially making him president-for-life, China's Xi Jinping moved to further expand his powers Tuesday with the establishment of a powerful new anti-corruption ...
Trudeau: China trade pact should reflect 'Canadian values'
by Christopher Bodeen - December 4, 2017 - 6:16pm
Canada hopes a trade agreement with China will reflect "Canadian values" in the areas of labor rights, environmental protection and gender equality, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday at the start of a...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets China's Xi as Rohingya censure grows
by Christopher Bodeen - December 1, 2017 - 8:16pm
Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing growing international criticism over her country's persecution of Rohingya Muslims, said yesterday her government has made progress in creating a peaceful society...
Nadal saves 2 match points, advances at China Open
by Christopher Bodeen - October 4, 2017 - 2:54am
Rafael Nadal needed to save two match points before advancing to the second round at the China Open.
China protests US ship sailing by island in South China Sea
by Christopher Bodeen - August 11, 2017 - 3:38am
(UPDATE 2 12:32 p.m.) China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. over the Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation in which a warship sailed past one of China's man-made islands in the strategic...
Amid disputes, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea
by Christopher Bodeen - July 17, 2017 - 6:52am
Indonesia has named waters in its exclusive economic zone that overlap with China's expansive claim to the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea, an assertion of sovereignty that has angered Beijing.
China criticizes US sending bombers in overflight mission
by Christopher Bodeen - July 10, 2017 - 6:32am
China's foreign ministry criticized the US decision to send a pair of B-1B Lancer long-range strategic bombers flying over the South China Sea, calling that a case of "flexing of military muscles" in a...
Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea
by Christopher Bodeen - May 26, 2017 - 12:48am
China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge to Beijing's claims to the waters since...
Analysts: Draft a sign of progress on South China Sea code of conduct
by Christopher Bodeen - May 21, 2017 - 11:43pm
A framework agreement between China and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations on a code of conduct in the South China Sea marks a potentially significant step toward cooling tensions in the strategic waterway,...
Study says Chinese Coast Guard maintains near-constant presence off Borneo
by Christopher Bodeen - April 11, 2017 - 4:21pm
Vessels from China's coast guard are nearly constantly on station at the Luconia Shoals off the coast of Malaysia's Sarawak State on the island of Borneo, according to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative under...
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