SITREP: China Coup, Navy Nixed 5 Cruisers, New Air Defenses for Ukraine

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We think rumors of a coup in China are nonsense, the navy has decommissioned 5 of our most powerful warships in the face of a growing naval threat from China and Ukraine has received a long-awaited boost to its air defenses that may have just given Russian air forces a black eye. #SOFREP #Aegis #China

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Taiwan Policy Act unlikely to pass in current term of US Congress

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This article was originally published by Radio Free Asia and is reprinted with permission. Taiwanese officials believe it is unlikely that the Taiwan Policy Act, which was passed by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, will clear the U.S. Congress before the end of the current term, the official Central News Agency (CNA) reported. The bill, authored by Senators Bob Menendez and Lindsey Graham, received strong bipartisan support at the Senate committee and would see a boost in U.S. military aid to Taiwan amid China’s increased aggression. Taiwanese analysts said, if and when it becomes law, the bill…

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Report: China Paid U.S. Lab Scientists Up to $1 Million for Research, Including Military Tech

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A security firm called Strider Technologies published a report this week that said China paid leading scientists at America’s Los Alamos National Laboratory hefty sums of money to conduct research for the Chinese Communist government, including research with military applications that could threaten U.S. national security.

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New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern at the U.N.: ‘Disinformation’ Should Be Controlled Like Guns, Bombs, and Nukes

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for more “collective” action in her address to the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, especially on the issues of climate change, nuclear non-proliferation, pandemic response, and opposing wars of aggression like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Tibet Lockdown Triggers Outpouring of Anger – and Censorship – on Chinese Social Media

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An ongoing lockdown in occupied Tibet and mass internment of residents in Chinese coronavirus quarantine camps have led locals to post dozens of videos expressing panic and condemning the Communist Party for ill-treatment in the past month, resulting in a rare apology from local officials followed by brutal censorship online.

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Armenia Tells U.N. Azerbaijan Invasion Is More than Just a ‘Border Clash’

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s remarks to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday focused on what he described as “the latest Azerbaijani unprovoked aggression.” Armenia and Azerbaijan are once again skirmishing along their contested border, each side accusing the other of violating a cease-fire negotiated after they fought a six-week war in 2020.

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