US President Joe Biden has made it clear from the start that his administration will make China a policy priority, saying he expects “extreme competition” between the two countries. While Biden’s rhetoric is not as hawkish as that of his predecessor Donald Trump, his team is expected to continue a hard approach to China, albeit in greater consultation with US allies. Early signals from the Biden administration also reflect a focus on human rights in the relationship with China.
Despite there being no breakthroughs, progress on addressing bilateral tensions was made by China and the US via a joint economic working group that will meet at least twice a year.
Beijing and Shanghai talks by US commerce secretary may not bring substantive results, but they should strengthen contacts and trust.
First half of 2023 sees US$587 million worth of goods denied entry to the US, more than doubling the figure for the second half of 2022.
Citing economic and other aid New Delhi has given, foreign minister says country’s goals make it ‘different from all those whose rise preceded ours’.
American leader extols ‘security, prosperity and dignity’ for Oceanic allies and partners in latest response to China’s decades-long inroads in region.
The Commerce Department imposed new trade restrictions on 11 Chinese and 5 Russian companies, accusing some of supplying components to make drones for Russia’s war effort in Ukraine.
As local unions and Taiwanese semiconductor giant negotiate elusive labour deal, some wonder who will benefit in US push for manufacturing primacy.
The White House is hosting Pacific island leaders on Monday as Biden promises to take US engagement in region to ‘next level’ but there are notable absences from the meeting.
Experts warn Beijing’s tactic of using its Southeast Asian neighbour as a re-export centre may receive further scrutiny.
At a summit in Shanghai, an academic has echoed some of his peers by recommending the dumping of US Treasuries – a move that they say would help ensure the safety of China’s overseas assets.
The working groups were set up following talks between US Treasury chief Janet Yellen and Chinese vice-premier He Lifeng.
The Silicon Valley company joins several other US investment firms, including Sequoia Capital, that have made similar moves under pressure in Washington.
‘A small number of countries have arbitrarily imposed illegal and unilateral sanctions,’ vice-president says, using language often used to criticise Washington.
Mark Milley’s impartial view may be good sign of desire in Washington to ease tensions with Beijing, observer says.
‘Huge miscalculation’ if Beijing proceeded with trying to cut off the self-ruled island, senior US defence officials testify at House hearing.
US president draws contrast with authoritarian regimes, including China, and lauds US-led partnerships, including the Quad.
Han praises bilateral efforts aimed at ‘stepping up engagement’ and ‘working together’ as US side says to expect ‘follow-on senior engagements in the coming weeks’.
Summit between American president and region’s leaders will be second in a year as Washington seeks to counter Beijing’s push for clout.
Assistant Secretary for International Finance Brent Neiman held engagements in Hong Kong during three-day trip, US Treasury Department says.
A group of senior US House Republican has called on the administration to pursue criminal charges against executives from SMIC and Huawei.
‘This is yet another political farce staged by separatist forces for ‘Taiwan independence’ and some anti-China forces,’ China’s Ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun says.
Legislation, which would establish the first US tax deal specifically for Taiwan businesses, supports US President Joe Biden’s goal of raising domestic chip manufacturing.
‘If you oppose Beijing’s state-owned enterprises, you want more Western investment in China, not less,’ says one lawmaker.
Business representatives from California, Illinois and New York were on hand during the recent China International Fair for Investment and Trade in Xiamen despite increased scrutiny over Chinese investments by Washington.
The top Democrat lawmaker, who has repeatedly urged a harder US line on China, is expected to make the high-profile trip as early as October.
The US State Department said it expected China’s foreign minister and the US secretary of state to meet at next week’s UN General Assembly or after.
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, the US president’s programme for the region, is failing as an alternative to trade deals China is offering, the Asia Society Policy Institute concludes.
Li Qiang held brief talks with several foreign leaders including US President Biden at the G20 summit in India, Chinese foreign ministry confirms.