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Time | Mar 19, 2018

The new cabinet announced Monday by China is the culmination of months of leadership reshuffles that saw President Xi Jinping assert his dominance over policy making.
The lineup includes recently promoted Communist Party leaders, veteran ministers and a few new faces. While many investors will be focused on changes to China’s economic and financial regulators, several other key officials will also shape the country’s policies over the next five years.
Here are some notable appointments:
Han Zheng, 63, Executive Vice Premier

Foxnews | Mar 19, 2018

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.

Foxnews | Mar 19, 2018

A U.S.-trained economist was appointed Monday to succeed the longtime governor of China's central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to reduce financial risks and surging debt.

Foxnews | Mar 19, 2018

China has appointed a former missile force commander as its new defense minister.

Time | Mar 18, 2018

(MOSCOW) — Russia’s presidential election was tainted Sunday by unprecedented pressure on voters to turn out and incidents of suspected ballot box stuffing — a barely democratic exercise that will grant Vladimir Putin another six years of power.
His critics have called the election a farce and urged voters to boycott, but millions of Russians hail the 65-year-old former KGB officer for defending their proud nation from a hostile outside world.
Putin is facing seven challengers on the ballot but the outcome of the vote is pre-ordained, given his high popularity ratings. The...

Foxnews | Mar 18, 2018

After China's rubber-stamp legislature reappointed Xi Jinping as China's president with no term limits, the communist country's massive propaganda efforts kicked into high gear.

New York Times | Mar 18, 2018

The choice almost guarantees continuity in policy as China tries to slow its rise in debt while avoiding any sharp deceleration in economic growth.

Guardian | Mar 18, 2018

Beijing says bill violates ‘one China’ policy and asks US to stop pursuing official ties with TaipeiChina has called on the US to “correct its mistake” after Donald Trump approved rules allowing top-level US officials to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taipei counterparts.US representatives can already travel to democratic Taiwan and Taiwanese officials occasionally visit the White House, but meetings are usually low profile to avoid offending China. Continue reading...

Guardian | Mar 18, 2018

US protectionism is in accord with the spirit of the times – but it won’t have a happy endingMuch to the delight of Hollywood, Donald Trump wants to open a new front in his trade offensive by punishing China for theft of America’s intellectual property rights.The US entertainment industry is not awfully keen on Trump, having strongly backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, but is even less keen on its movies and TV shows being ripped off by the world’s most populous country.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Mar 18, 2018

The embarrassment deepens” for the Czech president after a mysterious adviser is detained in China amid a popular backlash at home.

Los Angeles Times | Mar 18, 2018

China Dow scored 21 points and played stingy defense in the paint against Missouri star Sophie Cunningham, and Florida Gulf Coast pulled off an upset in the Lexington Regional. Cunningham took over on the low block to get Missouri (24-8) going and scored a season-high 35 points — most by a Tigers...

Guardian | Mar 17, 2018

President’s reappointment for unlimited terms in office sends the state propaganda machine into overdrive China’s propaganda drive has kicked into overdrive following Xi Jinping’s unanimous reappointment as president at the weekend. Xi’s face dominated the front pages of major Sunday newspapers, many carrying the same editorial from the ruling Communist party’s official People’s Daily about Xi’s reappointment as president on Saturday.

New York Times | Mar 17, 2018

China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are relying on smuggling rings to secure equipment that can be used for weapons, satellites and fighter jets.

Guardian | Mar 17, 2018

National People’s Congress also appoints Xi ally Wang Qishan to post of vice-presidentChina’s legislature has unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.The National People’s Congress also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice-president. Related: 'Shameless naysayers': Chinese media hits back at questions over Xi Jinping's power grab...

npr | Mar 17, 2018

While this month's constitutional reform stirred political controversy, some economists say it could have a positive flip side for the global economy.(Image credit: Andy Wong/AP)