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Caucus Brief: China Exerts Pressure on Foreign News Outlets

January 28, 2015

China Exerts Pressure on Foreign News Outlets. “China pressured international media outlets to censor their news coverage last year in addition to cracking down on domestic journalists, according to a new report. Conditions for both domestic journalists and foreign correspondents in China have worse...

Caucus Brief: Communist Leadership Approves Security Goals for China

January 26, 2015

Communist Leadership Approves Security Goals for China. “China’s Communist Party leadership approved a blueprint on Friday setting out national security priorities and warning that the country faced daunting domestic and external dangers. It was ratified by the Politburo, a council of 25 senior offi...

Caucus Brief: Japan Says Jets Scrambling At Record Pace to Counter Chinese, Russian Intrusions

January 20, 2015

Japan Says Jets Scrambling At Record Pace to Counter Chinese, Russian Intrusions. “Japanese air force jets are scrambling at a record pace to counter Chinese fighters intruding into its air space along its southern flank and Russian bombers and spy planes probing its northern defenses, the Defence M...

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