Daily Archive: December 3, 2016

Stick to ‘One China’ Policy, Beijing tells US after Historic Call between Trump & Taiwan’s President

China has lodged a protest over Donald Trump’s conversation with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen, the first between a US president or president-elect and a Taiwanese leader since 1979. Beijing urged the US to stick to the “one China” policy to avoid wrecking ties. The “one China” principle is key to a healthy China-US relationship, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, while...

Inside the AK-47: A Look at Simplicity and Reliability

The AK-47 (Russian: Автомат Калашникова) was developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the last year of World War II. The fixed-stock AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949 and adopted by Warsaw Pact Forces. During the Cold War, the Russians sent these rifles to guerilla forces around the world and set up factories in dozens of countries.  Decades later, these rifles are still...