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China is set to be a major contributor to the expansion of the International Space Station, with its Tianhe core module expected to launch next year. The launch of the module will be followed by another two launches to complete the country’s first space station. — A man in S China has been sentenced to death for killing his wife and son with poison while they were asleep after he had a quarrel with his wife, local police said. A court in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region approved the sentence on Tuesday An accident occurred at the construction site of Fuzhou Wanda Plaza in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. At present, the rescue work is still underway. The cause of the accident is under investigation. — A 35-year-old man in Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was sentenced to death for killing his wife and son with poison after a quarrel with his wife, police announced on Tuesday. The man, surnamed Wang, poisoned his family with chemical pesticides. — Japan’s Ministry of Defense says a Chinese fighter jet flew close to one of its P-3C maritime patrol aircraft on Monday in the East China Sea. The ministry says the Chinese jet came within about 30 meters of the Japanese plane, calling it “dangerous” and “unforgivable.” USAF B-1B Lancers bomber took off from Andersen AFB in Guam on Tuesday and conducted a “routine mission” over the South China Sea, according to the US Air Force Pacific Air Forces. “This mission was conducted in accordance with international law and did not enter the airspace of any other nation,” it said in a statement. One person has died and five others were injured in a gas explosion in central China’s Hunan province on Tuesday, local authorities said. The tragedy came just days after a fire incident at a food processing company in Shanghai’s Jinshan District left five people dead and 22 others injured Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits the National Defense University of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 17, 2020 China is worried that the United States’ use of the South China Sea as a testing ground for hypersonic weapons could fan tensions in the region, analysts have said. The Pentagon is developing an air-launched hypersonic weapon system, called the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, which uses a modified Boeing B-52 bomber as an airborne test platform. — Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 – 19km W of Jiangkou, China The U.S. Navy has fired two warning shots toward Iranian fast boats in the Persian Gulf after it said they closed in on American ships at high speed. It’s the sixth encounter between U.S. and Irianian forces in the gulf since June. In response to US Secretary of State Pompeo’s accusation that China is carrying out a “new variant of McCarthyism” against Americans and Chinese working together, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on August 17 that this is ridiculous The @USNavy fired warning shots toward four Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy boats approaching U.S. vessels in the Persian Gulf Monday afternoon, Navy officials told @USATODAY Sixth encounter between US and Iranian military in the Persian Gulf since June: US official Three killed and four injured in gas explosion in Hunan province U.S. Navy fires warning shots at Iranian fast boats in the Persian Gulf, official says Chinese Foreign Ministry: We call on the United States to stop trying to change China’s internal affairs and to stop meddling in Hong Kong and Taiwan affairs In response to reports that the US will announce sanctions against Chinese officials over the situation in Xinjiang, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on August 17 that the United States will not scare us with sanctions 2 Chinese soldiers killed during clashes with Indian troops in the Western Sector of the China-India border on Monday night, says China’s Ministry of National Defense [email protected] : ..The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. FakeNews [email protected] : The Lamestream Media is doing everything within their power to foment hatred and anarchy. @OANN @FoxNews @CNN are bringing people to the brink of serious violence. The Mainstream Media is vicious and dangerous. Their credibility will soon be gone. FakeNewsMustGo [email protected] : So funny to watch Lamestream Media try to build Bob Mueller up as a Saint when in fact he was a Crooked Cop who is being nicely covered by his friend, Brian Williams (MSDNC) True, but the word “nicely” doesn’t say enough. He is being covered Beautifully. Check out @OANN and @FoxNews Two PLA soldiers were killed in a border clash with Indian troops on Monday night, says China’s Ministry of National Defense Two Chinese soldiers killed in clashes with Indian troops in Galwan Valley, says China’s Ministry of National Defense