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The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was formally charged and is in custody, state-run media reported early Saturday, citing prosecutors and police. Erin Burnett has more.
December 4th, 2013
09:12 PM ET

Biden: U.S. 'deeply concerned' by China's air defense move

How is the U.S. fending off China's power grab?

Vice President Joe Biden is in Beijing at a critical time when tensions between the U.S. and China are rising.

Biden tells Chinese president of 'deep concerns' over air defense zone

China has alarmed its neighbors by creating an air defense identification zone that extends over Japan's Senkaku Islands, which China claims as its territory.

But what is the U.S. saying about it?

"We the United States are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east China sea," Biden said.

Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to China during the first two years of the Obama administration, discusses the significance of Biden's visit.

Filed under: China • International • News
December 3rd, 2013
01:30 PM ET

China launches first lunar mission

In China, the country's first-ever robotic lunar rover is now in space.

China launches first moon mission

The rocket blasting off from southeast China this morning. Don Lemon asked CNN's David McKenzie what this means for the future of China's growing space program.

Filed under: China • News • OuterCircle
November 26th, 2013
08:28 PM ET

China to launch first moon mission in December

China is launching the country's first lunar probe next month.

Officials say the spacecraft will release a six-wheeled lunar rover equipped with four cameras and two mechanical legs to dig up soil samples. It will patrol the moon's surface for at least three months.

China to launch first moon mission next month

A public vote determined the name of the lunar rover - they're calling it "Yutu" which means jade rabbit in Chinese folklore.

China's space program is trying to take on America, and win.

David McKenzie is OutFront from Beijing.

Filed under: China • News
June 17th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

NSA leaker denies being a spy

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he decided to expose America's secret surveillance of U.S. citizens because the Obama Administration "closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law."

According to the Guardian newspaper, Snowden answered questions in an online chat today and told reporters he had to get out of the U.S. and that theĀ "government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me."

The 29-year-old is believed to be hiding in Hong Kong, where some suspect he may even be working for the Chinese government.

Gordon Chang is OutFront with his take.

Filed under: China • Cyber Security • National Security
June 4th, 2013
01:45 PM ET

Pandas, purses and prosecutions: China declares war on lavish lifestyles

The Chinese government has declared war on lavish lifestyles.

Erin Burnett explains why in tonight's OutFront OutTake.

Filed under: China • International • News • OutFront Outtake • OutTake
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