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Recent moves raise hopes of greater cooperation and dialogue, and less confrontation and tit-for-tat measures that do nothing to resolve disputes.
Washington’s new pacts with three island states will establish a second island chain of attack as a complete sphere of influence in breach of international law and its own interpretation of freedom of navigation.
Politburo calls for ‘effective measures to prevent and defuse major risks’ during meeting to review inspections of SOEs. Xi Jinping’s priorities haven’t changed, with anti-graft campaign ‘a whip to spur cadres to move forward in his direction’, analyst says.
Video aired by a Texas news station appeared to show Travis King walking off a plane in San Antonio.
Xie Feng says Beijing has shortened US visa application processing and suggests officials from both countries set a timetable to double direct flights.
The Central Pacific Cable would connect American Samoa with Guam and extend to up to 12 more Pacific islands.
Manasseh Sogavare said he attended a similar meeting last year where ‘they give you three minutes to talk and then you go and listen to them lecture you about how good they are’
‘No clear evidence’ that foreign land ownership has caused US farmland prices to rise or that domestic food production is compromised, Senate hears.
Officials don’t know why Pyongyang released Private Travis King, but suspect that his low rank meant he had no real value in terms of either leverage or information.
Beijing backed down last month over the Second Thomas Shoal but won’t do so this time, analyst says.
The president addresses some oft-mentioned gripes among the international community, acknowledging that China must do more to open up to the rest of the world.
In Beijing, US banker and former treasury secretary meets Han and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who expresses wishes for ties to get back on track.
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’.
US-China tensions create negative ripple effects for American firms, including lost sales and disrupted supply chains, according to annual survey’s results.
Top diplomat Wang Yi says a decision on the Chinese president’s attendance at the meeting will be announced ‘formally in due course’.
Money managers are having a hard time convincing their boards to invest in Chinese assets as they worry about being seen to be aligning with a hostile government, according to Alpine Macro, a Montreal-based research firm.
Senior officials from neighbouring countries hold talks in Seoul and agree trilateral cooperation is in ‘common interests’, Beijing says.
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.
Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and their cub Xiao Qi Ji arrived at Washington’s National Zoo in 2000 under a research agreement with China. They are expected to be returned to China in early December.