Analysts warn that the People's Liberation Army air force is modernizing and that the US may no longer be able to always rely on its dominance.
Publicly available information shows that Beijing now has a foothold in at least 100 ports in 63 countries.
China became the largest trading partner of Arab countries in the first half of 2020 with two-way trade of more than $115 billion.
According to a VOA compilation of flight data, Chinese warplanes have flown 138 of such missions since mid-September.
China in recent months has been injecting hundreds of thousands of people with three preliminary coronavirus vaccines that are being tested for safety and efficacy.
In a separate statement, China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesman condemns move against WeChat and TikTok.
After decades of ‘strategic ambiguity’ on defending Taiwan, some see a shift under way.
Beijing-based ByteDance has come under pressure from Washington to sell off its US TikTok operations over concerns that company’s links to Chinese government threaten privacy of US citizens.
Beijing hopes the managed network, which it says offers cheaper costs and better interoperability over competitors, will become the preferred option for businesses and governments.
Nuclear weapons may join 5G, trade as flashpoints in bilateral tensions.
Why Beijing is making investments in groups setting technical standards.
US restrictions on foreign chip makers threaten to devastate Chinese tech company.