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China's aggressive territorial claims and island militarization have put neighbouring countries and the US on the defensive. China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with US, the head of US Indo-Pacific Command said. Beijing has also added at least 3,200 acres of new land in the Mischief Reef.
The Communist government created the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association to administer the church in the world's most populous country in 1957. This led to the splitting of the country's Catholic flock between worshippers who follow government-appointed bishops and those who attend "underground" unofficial churches loyal to the Vatican.
The US State Department said on Thursday that the purchases of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missiles by China's Equipment Development Department (EDD) of China's Ministry of Defence violated US sanctions on Russia. Both the EDD and its director, Li Shangfu, have been named in Thursday's sanctions.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened further retaliation against China if Beijing targets US agricultural or industrial workers amid their trade dispute, and accused China of trying to sway the US election by targeting farmers. China is studying targeted measures to help foreign firms in China in response to the effects of the latest US tariffs, Gao Feng said.
China has always prioritised China-Pakistan relations in foreign affairs and appreciated the full support of the new Pakistan government in promoting the development of bilateral ties, Zhang said. Together with the new Pakistan government, China is willing to promote their friendly relations further, make every effort to promote the construction of the CPEC and benefit the two nations,he said.
The two sides are in advanced talks to resolve a dispute over such appointments, one of the biggest obstacles to the resumption of diplomatic ties cut almost 70 years ago. An estimated 12 million Catholics in China are split between an underground Church that swears loyalty to the Vatican and the state-supervised Catholic Patriotic Association.