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Sino-US Relations

Romney dismisses prospect of China trade war in last debate

“It’s pretty clear who doesn’t want a trade war. And there’s one going on right now, which we don’t know about,” Mitt Romney said at the final debate on Monday. “It’s a silent one. And they’re winning.” Photo: AFP

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday dismissed suggestions that he would start a trade war with China as he and President Barack Obama both vowed a firm line with Beijing.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Beijing cancels visa of former US ambassador Jon Huntsman

Beijing cancelled visa for Jon Huntsman, former US ambassador and a Republican presidential candidate. Photo: EPA

Beijing cancelled the visa for former US ambassador Jon Huntsman, who was set to speak in Shanghai last month, according to an interview by Foreign Policy published on Wednesday.

18 Oct 2012 - 11:05am 2 comments

State Department has 'real concerns' over Sino-US commercial ties

US undersecretary of state Robert Hormats. Photo: Robert Ng

A senior US official yesterday expressed confidence in enhanced Sino-US economic co-operation after next month's presidential election but warned of "real concerns" from Washington over a host of problems.

13 Oct 2012 - 12:19pm

Pentagon chief Leon Panetta visit puts US 'pivot' in clearer shape

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta's visit to Asia came as Washington seeks to rebalance its military priorities in the region. Photo: Reuters

When US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told the ranks of People's Liberation Army troops at a crack army academy this week it would take to time to build trust between the two militaries, it was no exaggeration.

22 Sep 2012 - 1:26pm

China opens naval base to US defence chief

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta (left) meets with China's Commander of the North Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Tian Zhong in Qingdao. Photo: AFP

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta had a rare look at a Chinese naval base on Thursday, as Washington pushes a security dialogue with a country that could rival US power in the Pacific.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Xi Jinping warns Japan to 'rein in its behaviour' over Diaoyu Islands

An energetic Xi Jinping made the remarks during talks with US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, his first foreign engagement since dropping out of sight two weeks ago.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Panetta seeks to reassure Beijing on US Pacific ‘pivot’

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta reviews China's military during a visit to Beijing. Photo: AP

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta sought to reassure Beijing on Wednesday over Washington’s strategic tilt to the Pacific, telling a military audience it was not an attempt to curb Chinese power.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Vice-President Xi Jinping in talks with US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta (left) meets with Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping, whose disappearance from public view for two weeks this month prompted widespread rumours, on Wednesday met visiting US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta.

Xi, flanked by several Chinese military officers, shook hands with the Pentagon chief in a frenzy of flashes at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beijing protesters damage US ambassador's car

US Ambassador in China Gary Locke. Photo: AFP

A car carrying the US ambassador to China was mildly damaged after becoming the target of boisterous anti-Japan demonstrators who were expressing outrage over a territorial dispute and marking the 81st anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Defence chief Liang Guanglie tells US counterpart to stay out of islands row

Leon Panetta stands with Liang Guanglie in Beijing. Photo: AFP

In a meeting with his US counterpart yesterday, Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie voiced "strong opposition" to Washington's claim that disputed East China Sea islands fall under its security pact with Tokyo.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:04pm

Panetta urges China to increase military ties to avoid confrontation

Defence Minister Liang Guanglie greets US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta (left) in Beijing. Photo: AFP

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta urged China on Tuesday to expand military relations with the United States amid a volatile territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Seeking political gain, Obama fires new trade shot at China

US President Barack Obama campaigns in Columbus, in crucial swing state Ohio, on Monday. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama fired a new trade shot at China on Monday, wooing blue collar workers and outmanoeuvreing his Republican foe Mitt Romney as Beijing took a pounding in the White House race.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Obama to launch WTO auto trade case against China

Ford's auto plant in Chongqing. US imports of auto parts from China have increased seven-fold. Photo: AP

US President Barack Obama will launch a new WTO trade enforcement case against China, targeting subsidies for exports of Chinese automobiles.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beijing frets over US 'pivot' as defence chief Leon Panetta issues warning

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta boards a plane for official visits to Japan, China and New Zealand this week. Photo: AFP

The United States defence secretary, Leon Panetta, flies to Beijing today for his first visit as military chief after warning that China's territorial disputes with its neighbours could degenerate into conflict. While China's fears over the scope and intent of the US' strategic "pivot" back to Asia, from the Middle East, are expected to dominate broader talks, Panetta will also wade into Sino-Japanese tensions over the disputed islands in the East China Sea.

17 Sep 2012 - 12:20pm

Wen and Clinton fail to narrow key differences on sea disputes, Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a point to Premier Wen Jiabao during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai leaders' compound in Beijing yesterday. In two days of talks, the two countries failed to resolve diplomatic differences over resolving the violence in Syria and addressing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA

Premier Wen Jiabao expressed concerns over the recent development of Sino-US ties yesterday in talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and warned that US involvement in territorial disputes between China and its neighbours could set back bilateral relations.

The unusually strongly worded warning came despite Clinton saying the United States welcomed a rising China.

6 Sep 2012 - 8:06am