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China Drafts Regulation to Ban Foreign News

China’s state-run Global Times reported on Friday that officials have drafted a new regulation banning foreign news from distribution in China. The goal is to “prevent Western ideology infiltration and destabilization of China.”

The US sanctions a Chinese military organization for buying from Russia S-400 surface-to-air missiles and Sukhoi Su-35 fighters, like this one pictured landing at a Russian base in Syria

U.S. Sanctions China for Purchasing Russian Warheads

The United States imposed sanctions on China on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, which violates the U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for their alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has faced pressure from US President Donald Trump for fairer trade

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan Wins Crucial Election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe put doubts about his political future to rest on Thursday by winning an overwhelming victory over challenger Shigeru Ishiba for the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, consolidating control of the party and all but ensuring another three-year term as leader of his country.

A decades-long standoff has split China's roughly 12 million Catholics between those who follow government-approved prelates and those in "underground" pro-Rome churches

China Teases Deal with the Vatican for State-Approved Bishops

Both Chinese and Western media are reporting that a deal between the Vatican and China’s authoritarian government over the appointment of bishops may be near, potentially ending a long argument between the Catholic Church and Communist Party. Such a deal would also dismay many Chinese Christians and alarm human-rights advocates worried about Beijing’s drive to “Sinicize” religion, transforming it from a potentially subversive force into an instrument of state control.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping make a toast at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

China Applauds Moon-Kim Summit, Gushes over ‘Modern’ Pyongyang

The Chinese government and its carefully controlled media professed extreme pleasure with the summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un Wednesday, lavishing praise on the North Korean leader and gushing over the glimpse of North Korea’s “modern” and upscale capital city of Pyongyang.