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China faced two potentially serious internal challenges to its stability in early 2012. A village uprising in Wukan, Guangdong, turned into an unplanned democracy experiment, as the central government uncharacteristically responded to local grievances by allowing the villagers to hold elections in February to replace the corrupt officials against whom their protests had been directed. [...]
Beijing: Washington’s view that China’s increasingly advanced weaponry could undermine US military power in the Pacific were “groundless and irresponsible,” China’s defence ministry said Thursday. “China’s military development is always a positive factor for both regional and global peace and stability,” Hu Changming, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defence, was quoted as saying [...]
Beijing: China’s navy will develop a new generation of warships and aircraft to give it much longer-range capabilities, its commander-in-chief said in comments published Thursday. Admiral Wu Shengli told the state-run China Daily newspaper the Chinese navy wanted to develop hardware such as large combat warships, stealth submarines with abilities to travel further and supersonic [...]