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Past articles by Bill:

House Republican seeks Treasury reports on ‘millions’ paid by Chinese company to Biden family

A senior House Republican wants the Treasury Department to turn over all suspicious activity reports on dealings between President Biden and his family and a Chinese business linked to the government. → Read More

China restricts media criticism of Russia

Chinese government instructions posted on social media reveal that Chinese Communist Party propaganda organs have been ordered to avoid criticizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

House GOP members say VOA stonewalling probe of Persian service official

Seven House Republicans want the U.S. Agency for Global Media to explain why the agency’s director rehired a friend at the Voice of America who was slated for dismissal for improper activities. → Read More

Pentagon: China’s navy is now world’s largest with 460 warships by 2030

China’s navy is now the world’s largest maritime military force and will deploy 460 warships by the end of the decade, according to the Pentagon’s latest annual report on Chinese military power. → Read More

Loss of Chinese agents undercuts U.S. COVID origin probe

American intelligence agencies remain unable to pinpoint the source of the COVID-19 pandemic without Beijing government help -- a sign spy services continue to suffer from the wholesale loss of Chinese informants more than a decade ago. → Read More

Ex-Air War College professor with access to secrets pleads guilty in China case

A civilian professor at the Air Force's Air War College with a secret level security clearance pleaded guilty this week to lying to federal agents about his contacts with a government official in China. → Read More

Climate reports outline Biden administration fears on global warming

Small increases in global average temperatures since the 1800s pose risks of increased political instability in the developing world, possible food and water shortages, and potentially more military competition in the Arctic but do not represent existential threats to humankind, according to a series of government climate reports made public by the Biden administration Thursday. → Read More

New internet protocol to boost China state hacking

The Chinese government recently announced it now leads the world in upgrading its wired infrastructure, and security analysts are warning the new Internet Protocol Version 6 will only increase the danger from Beijing's state hacking operations. → Read More

Pompeo accuses China of ‘deep’ subversion of the United States

China's Communist Party is engaged in aggressive influence and intelligence operations inside the United States, targeting federal, state and local governments, according to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. → Read More

China blames U.S. for poor military-to-military ties

China’s military is blaming the United States for poor military-to-military relations after the U.S. and Chinese militaries held their first video conference last month. → Read More

Chinese military seeks to dominate from space

China's People's Liberation Army is building and deploying an array of space warfare tools, from anti-satellite missiles to cyber weapons, that will be used to dominate earth by controlling space, according to an Air Force report. → Read More

Milley war-scare calls to Chinese general questioned

President Trump and his closest aide insist they were never informed of intelligence in late 2020 suggesting China's military was prepping for a surprise U.S. attack, information that prompted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to launch private, back-channel diplomacy to de-escalate supposed war tensions. → Read More

‘Must be fulfilled’: Xi Jinping calls for Taiwan annexation as tensions rise

Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose military has been engaging in unprecedented provocations against Taiwan recently, said over the weekend that China’s goal of absorbing the tiny island democracy “must be fulfilled” — an assertion that has triggered swift pushback from Taiwan’s leaders. → Read More

Xi blames Taiwan standoff on past Chinese weakness, vows to retake island nation

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday vowed to retake Taiwan and blamed the decades-long separation of the island state on past Chinese weakness. → Read More

Army deploys Iron Dome missile defense to counter Chinese threats

The Army is moving one of its newest missile defenses, the U.S.-Israeli-developed Iron Dome system, to the western Pacific island of Guam to counter threats from Chinese missiles. → Read More

U.S. cutting nuclear warhead stockpile despite major China, Russia buildups

The number of U.S. nuclear warheads declined over the past seven years and currently includes 3,750 nuclear warheads, both weapons deployed on missiles and bombers and many others kept in storage, according to Energy and State Department fact sheets made public this week. → Read More

China sharply escalates warplane provocations near Taiwan

China’s military stepped up provocative military aerial incursions near Taiwan on Monday with its biggest sortie to date, sending 58 warplanes, including 12 nuclear-capable bombers, inside the island’s air defense zone, the Taiwan Defense Ministry said. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon loosens access rules to secret programs, raising security leak fears

The Pentagon recently revised its rules that will make it easier for political appointees and congressional staffers to gain access to the Defense Department's most secret programs, raising concerns among security officials that secrets will be compromised. → Read More

Biden goes easy on China at U.N.

President Biden this week signaled he is backing off the hardline U.S. policies of the Trump administration in dealing with China and reverting to the more accommodationist approach of earlier Democratic and Republican administrations. → Read More

Congress urged to revive State probe of COVID origin, Chinese bio-weapons push

Congress should require a new investigation by the State Department’s arms compliance office into the possible role of China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology in the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report by two former State Department officials says. → Read More