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Chinese Bank Suffers 'Rare' Bank Run, Police Arrest "Rumor-Spreaders"

Chinese police questioned 27 people, detained 12 and "severely" reprimanded 15, over the spreading of gossip about Linshang Bank - a lender with 61 billion yuan ($9.1 billion) in deposits - which caused a rare bank run in Eastern China.

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US Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Vessel Off Japan

The USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer, collided with a merchant vessel southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Friday afternoon. The crash happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time on June 17, and the Navy requested Japan's Coast Guard's assistance.

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North Korea Test-Fires Another Ballistic Missile

On the eve of a summit in Beijing, and just hours after Pyongyang's chief nuclear negotiator said North Korea is ready to hold talks with the United States "if the conditions are mature", South Korea's Yonhap reports that North Korea has fired one projectile, believed to be a ballistic missile from a region north of Pyongyang.

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China Warns Washington Its Latest Missile Can Sink A US Aircraft Carrier

China recently tested a new, advanced type of guided missile in the sea near the Korean peninsula, the Chinese defense ministry said Tuesday cited by the Times of India, just as South Korea concluded its presidential elections amid rising regional tensions. The test in the Bohai Sea was conducted to “raise the operational capability of the armed forces and effectively respond to threats to national security,” the ministry said in a brief statement. The statement did not say when the launch took place, only that it happened “recently”, nor did it give any details about the missile nor the type of platform from which it was launched.

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China's First Home Made Aircraft Carrier Is Ready For Launch

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier will soon launch in Dalian, Liaoning Province for drills and trial voyages, putting to the test proprietary technology meant to further Beijing's expansion in the South and East China seas, the SCMP reported. A dock at the Dalian shipyard was being filled with water Sunday in preparation for the launch. The Chinese-made vessel is expected to enter service around 2020, joining China's first and only aircraft carrier, a refurbished Ukrainian vessel known as the Liaoning.

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FBI Arrests State Department Employee For Contacts With Chinese Spies

In an example of a FISA-warranted surveillance done right, on Wednesday the FBI announced the arrest of a veteran State Department employee with access to top secret information, who was accused of failing to report numerous contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with "tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits" in exchange for diplomatic and economic information, federal prosecutors said.

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