An F-35 Will Never be Alone: Russia Seems to Warn America’s Stealth Fighter

“If a Russia… ever was to see an F-35 inside its airspace’, we would love to send Chief of Staff of the @usairforce Gen. David L. Goldfein ‘message with two words’ — ‘remember Vietnam’ ‘An F-35 will never be alone.”

by Mark Episkopos (The National Interest)

This is perhaps the most aggressive illustration of a new Russian rhetorical approach.Read more

China’s JD.com boss criticizes ‘slackers’ as company makes cuts

By Josh Horwitz and Brenda Goh (Reuters)

Richard Liu, CEO and founder of China’s e-commerce company JD.com, speaks before ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ Market Site building at Times Square in New York May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Richard Liu, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com… Read more

China’s economic growth cools to 6.3 percent: AFP poll

By Lillian Ding with Lianchao Lan in Shanghai (AFP)

Last year Washington and Beijing slapped tariffs on more than $360 billion in two-way trade, biting into their manufacturing sectors (AFP Photo/STR)
China’s normally steady unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in February while retail sales growth remained near a 15-year low (AFP Photo/NICOLAS ASFOURI)

All signs point to the US and China closing in on a trade deal after nine rounds of high-level talks between the two economic giants (AFP Photo/Jim WATSON)

China’s economy cooled further in the first quarter, according to an AFP survey of analysts, as Beijing resorted to tried-and-tested measures to combat tepid global demand and a bruising US trade war.… Read more