Jacob Fromer

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Jacob Fromer

Correspondent, Washington

Jacob Fromer has reported from Beijing and Washington. He has a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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Biden inauguration: new US president pledges to unify a tense, divided nation while fighting a pandemic

‘Democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed,’ President Joe Biden says; Donald Trump leaves Washington before inauguration ceremonies.

21 Jan 2021 - 9:23AM

‘Democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed,’ President Joe Biden says; Donald Trump leaves Washington before inauguration ceremonies.

Biden inauguration: new US president pledges to unify a tense, divided nation while fighting a pandemic
Antony Blinken, US secretary of state nominee, says Trump’s tough approach to China was right but tactics were wrong

Antony Blinken says at a Senate confirmation hearing that the US should have acted sooner as ‘democracy was being trampled’ in Hong Kong.

20 Jan 2021 - 12:40PM

Antony Blinken says at a Senate confirmation hearing that the US should have acted sooner as ‘democracy was being trampled’ in Hong Kong.

Antony Blinken, US secretary of state nominee, says Trump’s tough approach to China was right but tactics were wrong
Can a fractured US survive the myths surrounding Donald Trump’s election loss?

Donald Trump’s allies and the Republican Party must help tamp down the nation’s growing tension and distrust, experts say.

19 Jan 2021 - 8:32AM

Donald Trump’s allies and the Republican Party must help tamp down the nation’s growing tension and distrust, experts say.

Can a fractured US survive the myths surrounding Donald Trump’s election loss?
US diplomats scrap trips to Taiwan, Europe after Capitol invasion

Overseas travel plans for diplomats cancelled, including US ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft’s planned trip to Taiwan, said the state department.

13 Jan 2021 - 1:47PM

Overseas travel plans for diplomats cancelled, including US ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft’s planned trip to Taiwan, said the state department.

US diplomats scrap trips to Taiwan, Europe after Capitol invasion
House Democrats have enough votes to pass new impeachment resolution against Donald Trump

The resolution contains a single article of impeachment charging the president with ‘incitement of insurrection’ for his role in the deadly US Capitol attack.

12 Jan 2021 - 11:48PM

The resolution contains a single article of impeachment charging the president with ‘incitement of insurrection’ for his role in the deadly US Capitol attack.

House Democrats have enough votes to pass new impeachment resolution against Donald Trump
Pompeo calls restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan ‘null and void’, in swipe at Beijing

Pompeo’s order allows US government to conduct official engagements with Taipei through the American Institute in Taiwan, a non-profit that has served as Washington’s de facto embassy on the self-ruled island.

10 Jan 2021 - 9:33AM

Pompeo’s order allows US government to conduct official engagements with Taipei through the American Institute in Taiwan, a non-profit that has served as Washington’s de facto embassy on the self-ruled island.

Pompeo calls restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan ‘null and void’, in swipe at Beijing
US congressional calls build for Trump’s removal, with an article of impeachment circulating

Widespread anger remains over US President Donald Trump’s actions leading up to, during and immediately after the attack on the Capitol.

9 Jan 2021 - 7:03AM

Widespread anger remains over US President Donald Trump’s actions leading up to, during and immediately after the attack on the Capitol.

US congressional calls build for Trump’s removal, with an article of impeachment circulating
US lawmakers call for Donald Trump’s immediate removal after his ‘incitement’ of Capitol attack

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer say Congress should move quickly with impeachment if Vice-President Mike Pence and cabinet members do not act – and Pence reportedly says he won’t.

8 Jan 2021 - 9:10AM

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer say Congress should move quickly with impeachment if Vice-President Mike Pence and cabinet members do not act – and Pence reportedly says he won’t.

US lawmakers call for Donald Trump’s immediate removal after his ‘incitement’ of Capitol attack
US President-elect Joe Biden calls protesters ‘extremists’ and the attack on the Capitol an ‘insurrection’

Calls on Trump to ‘demand an end to this siege’; Trump releases video asking supporters to ‘go home now’, but does not denounce their actions and still falsely claims the election was ‘stolen’.

7 Jan 2021 - 3:33PM

Calls on Trump to ‘demand an end to this siege’; Trump releases video asking supporters to ‘go home now’, but does not denounce their actions and still falsely claims the election was ‘stolen’.

US President-elect Joe Biden calls protesters ‘extremists’ and the attack on the Capitol an ‘insurrection’
Explainer | Why two US Senate races in Georgia on Tuesday matter so much

Control of the US Senate is on the ballot in Georgia, where both incumbent Republicans face stiff challenges from Democratic opponents.

5 Jan 2021 - 6:52AM

Control of the US Senate is on the ballot in Georgia, where both incumbent Republicans face stiff challenges from Democratic opponents.

Why two US Senate races in Georgia on Tuesday matter so much
US bans imports of palm oil from Malaysia’s Sime Darby over forced labour allegations

It is the third US Customs and Border Protection import ban this year related to suspected forced labour in Malaysia, and the second targeting the country’s massive palm oil industry.

31 Dec 2020 - 8:52PM

It is the third US Customs and Border Protection import ban this year related to suspected forced labour in Malaysia, and the second targeting the country’s massive palm oil industry.

US bans imports of palm oil from Malaysia’s Sime Darby over forced labour allegations
As US moves to renewable energy, wind turbines from Xinjiang may get caught in political tempest

Xinjiang-based Goldwind, China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, has supplied a US project to deliver clean power for Microsoft.

31 Dec 2020 - 9:15AM

Xinjiang-based Goldwind, China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, has supplied a US project to deliver clean power for Microsoft.

As US moves to renewable energy, wind turbines from Xinjiang may get caught in political tempest
US and EU demand China release citizen reporter Zhang Zhan, locked up for covering Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Zhang was jailed on Monday for four years for her coverage of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan.

30 Dec 2020 - 5:00AM

Zhang was jailed on Monday for four years for her coverage of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan.

US and EU demand China release citizen reporter Zhang Zhan, locked up for covering Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
US bill banning Xinjiang imports over forced labour concerns fails to become law

The legislation is expected to be reintroduced when the next congressional session convenes in January.

24 Dec 2020 - 8:50AM

The legislation is expected to be reintroduced when the next congressional session convenes in January.

US bill banning Xinjiang imports over forced labour concerns fails to become law
Donald Trump signs law that could delist Chinese companies from US stock exchanges

The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act requires publicly traded foreign companies to comply with US auditing rules within three years.

19 Dec 2020 - 11:06PM

The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act requires publicly traded foreign companies to comply with US auditing rules within three years.

Donald Trump signs law that could delist Chinese companies from US stock exchanges
Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump confirmed by US Electoral College

The next step will come on January 6, when Congress will be tasked with certifying the Electoral College results.

15 Dec 2020 - 11:40PM

The next step will come on January 6, when Congress will be tasked with certifying the Electoral College results.

Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump confirmed by US Electoral College
Nato has joined US in regarding China as a ‘risk’ to security, US envoy says

Comments by Kay Bailey Hutchison, US representative at Nato, follow alliance chief’s depiction of China’s rise as ‘really changing the security environment we face’.

10 Dec 2020 - 6:36AM

Comments by Kay Bailey Hutchison, US representative at Nato, follow alliance chief’s depiction of China’s rise as ‘really changing the security environment we face’.

Nato has joined US in regarding China as a ‘risk’ to security, US envoy says
US defence bill includes 5G rules to pressure Huawei, ZTE

Congress plans to require the Defence Department to reconsider sending military equipment or troops to a country if it uses Chinese 5G technology.

5 Dec 2020 - 9:12PM

Congress plans to require the Defence Department to reconsider sending military equipment or troops to a country if it uses Chinese 5G technology.

US defence bill includes 5G rules to pressure Huawei, ZTE
US to block import of cotton goods produced by China’s leading supplier in Xinjiang

Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), responsible for a third of China’s cotton production, is accused of widespread use of forced labour; the move also applies to products made by companies that use XPCC cotton in their supply chain.

3 Dec 2020 - 10:43PM

Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), responsible for a third of China’s cotton production, is accused of widespread use of forced labour; the move also applies to products made by companies that use XPCC cotton in their supply chain.

US to block import of cotton goods produced by China’s leading supplier in Xinjiang
US bill to delist Chinese companies from stock exchanges passes in House of Representatives

The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act would punish firms that do not comply with auditing oversight rules.

7 Dec 2020 - 12:13PM

The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act would punish firms that do not comply with auditing oversight rules.

US bill to delist Chinese companies from stock exchanges passes in House of Representatives
Joe Biden should repair US alliances before meeting with Xi Jinping, China analysts say

The new US administration under Joe Biden will have much work to do to restore America’s reputation globally, one China Conference panellist says.

2 Dec 2020 - 10:48AM

The new US administration under Joe Biden will have much work to do to restore America’s reputation globally, one China Conference panellist says.

Joe Biden should repair US alliances before meeting with Xi Jinping, China analysts say
Xinjiang: deadline passes for US firms to cut XPCC from supply chains

US sanctions had been imposed on the sprawling Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and its network of majority-owned subsidiaries because of ‘serious rights abuses against ethnic minorities’.

1 Dec 2020 - 11:04PM

US sanctions had been imposed on the sprawling Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and its network of majority-owned subsidiaries because of ‘serious rights abuses against ethnic minorities’.

Xinjiang: deadline passes for US firms to cut XPCC from supply chains
‘We’re a Pacific power’: Joe Biden faces pressure to hold hard line of defence against China

US president-elect Joe Biden faces multiple challenges from China in regards to Taiwan, the South China Sea and India.

3 Dec 2020 - 1:48AM

US president-elect Joe Biden faces multiple challenges from China in regards to Taiwan, the South China Sea and India.

‘We’re a Pacific power’: Joe Biden faces pressure to hold hard line of defence against China
Joe Biden’s foreign policy team to reject Trump’s ‘America First’ mantra

‘We can’t solve all the world’s problems alone,’ said Antony Blinken, Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state.

25 Nov 2020 - 7:46AM

‘We can’t solve all the world’s problems alone,’ said Antony Blinken, Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state.

Joe Biden’s foreign policy team to reject Trump’s ‘America First’ mantra
Kim Jong-un and North Korea’s nuclear arsenal add to Joe Biden’s list of presidential challenges

Analysts are sceptical that a Biden administration will succeed where previous ones, from both political parties, have failed.

25 Nov 2020 - 11:19PM

Analysts are sceptical that a Biden administration will succeed where previous ones, from both political parties, have failed.

Kim Jong-un and North Korea’s nuclear arsenal add to Joe Biden’s list of presidential challenges
Former US Treasury secretary Henry Paulson calls for ‘targeted reciprocity’ in US-China trade

Henry Paulson, a former US Treasury secretary, says Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods should not be lifted without the US getting something in return.

17 Nov 2020 - 11:20PM

Henry Paulson, a former US Treasury secretary, says Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods should not be lifted without the US getting something in return.

Former US Treasury secretary Henry Paulson calls for ‘targeted reciprocity’ in US-China trade
US condemns unseating of opposition legislators in Hong Kong

‘One country, two systems is now merely a fig leaf covering for the CCP’s expanding one party dictatorship in Hong Kong,’ says Robert O’Brien.

12 Nov 2020 - 9:29PM

‘One country, two systems is now merely a fig leaf covering for the CCP’s expanding one party dictatorship in Hong Kong,’ says Robert O’Brien.

US condemns unseating of opposition legislators in Hong Kong
Donald Trump makes ‘unprecedented’ moves to block transition, say former officials

The head of the General Services Administration – a Trump appointee – has so far refused to sign off on the start of the transition period.

11 Nov 2020 - 8:09AM

The head of the General Services Administration – a Trump appointee – has so far refused to sign off on the start of the transition period.

Donald Trump makes ‘unprecedented’ moves to block transition, say former officials
Even after election, Washington remains firmly anti-China, but US states see things differently

While both political parties are united in their suspicions, states like Arkansas and Tennessee ‘have to attract and create jobs, and look after the businesses in their states’, one analyst notes. ‘And China is an important piece of that puzzle.’

11 Nov 2020 - 8:02PM

While both political parties are united in their suspicions, states like Arkansas and Tennessee ‘have to attract and create jobs, and look after the businesses in their states’, one analyst notes. ‘And China is an important piece of that puzzle.’

Even after election, Washington remains firmly anti-China, but US states see things differently
Donald Trump fires US Defence Secretary Mark Esper, replaces him with acting Pentagon chief

The president, whose term ends on January 20, says National Counterterrorism Centre Director Christopher Miller will lead the department.

10 Nov 2020 - 3:14PM

The president, whose term ends on January 20, says National Counterterrorism Centre Director Christopher Miller will lead the department.

Donald Trump fires US Defence Secretary Mark Esper, replaces him with acting Pentagon chief