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US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress in the House chamber of the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. (Reuters Photo )

US welcomes competition, not conflict: Joe Biden tells Chinese prez Xi Jinping

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2021 09:09 AM IST
The US president pledged to maintain a strong US military presence in the Indo-Pacific and promising to boost technological development and trade.
China’s military has recently stepped up efforts to recruit more Tibetans. (Representative image/AP)
China’s military has recently stepped up efforts to recruit more Tibetans. (Representative image/AP)

New US Bill to counter China includes policies for Tibet, Xinjiang

PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 10:31 AM IST
The US Agency for Global media shall increase funding for Radio Free Asia's Mandarin, Tibetan, Uyghur and Cantonese language services to counter China's aggressive media investment in western countries.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry addressing a press conference in Seoul. (AFP)
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry addressing a press conference in Seoul. (AFP)

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:12 AM IST
China and the US, together with other countries, are committed to cooperating with each other on tackling the climate crisis, to be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands, the joint statement said.
A vehicle with US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry on board arrives to a state guest hotel during his visit, in Shanghai. (REUTERS)
A vehicle with US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry on board arrives to a state guest hotel during his visit, in Shanghai. (REUTERS)

US, China to work together against climate change issue joint statement

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 07:05 AM IST
The US and China support the Paris Agreement’s aim to limit the increase in the global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celcius and to try to restrict it to 1.5 degrees Celcius, according to the statement.
An aerial view shows storage tanks for treated water at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (REUTERS)
An aerial view shows storage tanks for treated water at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (REUTERS)

China concerned over Japan’s decision to release Fukushima wastewater into sea

By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Nadim Siraj, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 12:55 AM IST
The Chinese foreign ministry urged the US to treat Tokyo’s decision according to facts, and not according to the country.
Despite hopes for a change in tone, relations between Washington and Beijing have remained fractious under Joe Biden.(Reuters)
Despite hopes for a change in tone, relations between Washington and Beijing have remained fractious under Joe Biden.(Reuters)

China report accuses US of causing humanitarian disasters

PTI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 12:42 PM IST
“The humanitarian crisis caused by military actions stems from the hegemonic mentality of the United States," the report said.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned Japan against getting caught between US-China confrontation. (AP)
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned Japan against getting caught between US-China confrontation. (AP)

China cautions Japan ahead of Biden-Suga meet, asks to be 'objective, rational'

AP | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:13 PM IST
  • China also warned Japan against getting caught up between the 'so-called confrontation between major countries.'
US President Joe Biden.(AP File Photo )
US President Joe Biden.(AP File Photo )

Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push

AP | , Washington
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Biden's repeated warnings that China and other countries are “eating our lunch” are borne out by many crucial metrics, and by the observations of almost anyone who's traveled abroad much.
While China-US cooperation was possible, both sides should respect each other's core concerns, and China would not accept unilateral demands and conditions from Washington, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said. (File Photo)
While China-US cooperation was possible, both sides should respect each other's core concerns, and China would not accept unilateral demands and conditions from Washington, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said. (File Photo)

China warns US not to take 'superior' position on global affairs

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said China would not accept a list from Washington of unilateral demands for negotiations with Beijing.
President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday. (AP File Photo )
President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday. (AP File Photo )

Joe Biden signals continued Beijing tension over industrial policy

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 02:35 PM IST
The Biden administration raised concern about some of the policy tools China is using to spur its economy, saying they crowd out international companies and will skew markets.
Former US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo first officially declared genocide in Xinjiang during the waning days of the Donald Trump administration.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Former US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo first officially declared genocide in Xinjiang during the waning days of the Donald Trump administration.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Biden administration declares Chinese actions in Xinjiang as 'genocide'

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 06:07 AM IST
In a 2020 report on Human rights practices: China released on Tuesday, the US Department of State said: "Genocide and crimes against humanity occurred during the year against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang".
US President Joe Biden holds a meeting with immigration advisers in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. (Reuters File Photo)
US President Joe Biden holds a meeting with immigration advisers in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. (Reuters File Photo)

A $60 billion US stimulus windfall is heading China’s way

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 05:55 AM IST
The US fiscal boost will bring huge spillovers for the global economy, especially China, the world’s biggest exporter.
“When we are acting together, we are much stronger and much more effective than if any single one of us is doing it alone,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.(Reuters)
“When we are acting together, we are much stronger and much more effective than if any single one of us is doing it alone,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.(Reuters)

US, Europe, NATO close ranks to counter 'aggressive' China

PTI | , Brussels
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 11:15 PM IST
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he wants to work with partners on “how to advance our shared economic interests and to counter some of China's aggressive and coercive actions, as well as its failures, at least in the past, to uphold its international commitments.”
Chinese and US flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021.(Reuters)
Chinese and US flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021.(Reuters)

China, US to work on climate, Beijing says after rancorous meeting

Reuters | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 07:42 AM IST
The top Chinese and US diplomats, in their first meeting of Joe Biden's presidency on Thursday and Friday, publicly rebuked each other's policies at the start of what Washington called "tough and direct" talks in Alaska.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, second from right, joined by national security adviser Jake Sullivan, right, speaks while facing Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi, second from left, and China's State Councilor Wang Yi, left, at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.(AP)
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, second from right, joined by national security adviser Jake Sullivan, right, speaks while facing Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi, second from left, and China's State Councilor Wang Yi, left, at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.(AP)

After meet in Alaska, US and China must decide what's next

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:17 AM IST
While the Americans portrayed the talks as a good chance to exchange views, they left Alaska without any clear path forward on issues from tariffs and human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong to cyber attacks and the long roster of Chinese companies at risk of being delisted from US exchanges.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison listen during a virtual meeting of the "Quad" alliance members: Australia, India, Japan and the US, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AFP)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison listen during a virtual meeting of the "Quad" alliance members: Australia, India, Japan and the US, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AFP)

Maritime security next on Quad’s agenda, key trilateral meets soon

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 11:12 PM IST
The trilateral meetings will follow the naval exercise which will see the French Navy joining navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US.
Sparring in a highly unusual extended back-and-forth in front of cameras, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan opened their meeting with China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi in Anchorage, fresh off of Blinken's visits to allies Japan and South Korea.(Reuters)
Sparring in a highly unusual extended back-and-forth in front of cameras, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan opened their meeting with China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi in Anchorage, fresh off of Blinken's visits to allies Japan and South Korea.(Reuters)

Top American, Chinese diplomats clash at start of 1st talks of Biden presidency

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Anchorage, Alaska
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:40 AM IST
The United States, which quickly accused China of "grandstanding" and violating the meeting's protocol, had been looking for a change in behavior from China, itself having expressed earlier this year a hope to reset sour relations.
On the eve of the talks, the United States issued a flurry of actions directed at China. (AP)
On the eve of the talks, the United States issued a flurry of actions directed at China. (AP)

US, China spar with rare harsh public rebukes in first in-person talks of Biden

Reuters | , Anchorage
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 05:12 AM IST
The United States is looking for China to change its behavior if it wants to reset sour relations, but Beijing has said Washington is full of illusions if it thinks it will compromise.
The statement did not name any companies. China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp were targeted by the previous administration of Donald Trump for removal from the U.S. telecoms infrastructure.(AFP)
The statement did not name any companies. China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp were targeted by the previous administration of Donald Trump for removal from the U.S. telecoms infrastructure.(AFP)

US subpoenas Chinese communications firms in probe of national security risks

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:46 AM IST
"Beijing has engaged in conduct that blunts our technological edge and threatens our alliances," Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in statement.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Trump rejected the idea of starting a third political party and instead teased the idea of a 2024 run in a speech Sunday at a conservative conference. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Trump rejected the idea of starting a third political party and instead teased the idea of a 2024 run in a speech Sunday at a conservative conference. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Blacklisted Chinese firms eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win against Trump ban

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 01:10 PM IST
The Trump administration's move to blacklist Xiaomi Corp , which knocked $10 billion off its market share and sent its shares down 9.5 percent in January, would have forced investors to completely divest their stakes in the company.
"We will oppose any unilateral action that seeks to change the status quo, including in the East and South China seas. We share serious concerns over China's coastguard law," Motegi added(AFP)
"We will oppose any unilateral action that seeks to change the status quo, including in the East and South China seas. We share serious concerns over China's coastguard law," Motegi added(AFP)

US, Japan will oppose any action that seeks to change the status quo: Motegi

ANI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 05:01 PM IST
In February, China enacted the law that permits China's coast guard to destroy other countries' structures and to use force when defending the country's maritime claims in disputed areas.
Ties between Australia and its largest trading partner have deteriorated since April, when Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government called for independent investigators be allowed into Wuhan to probe the origins of the coronavirus. (Representative Image)(AP)
Ties between Australia and its largest trading partner have deteriorated since April, when Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government called for independent investigators be allowed into Wuhan to probe the origins of the coronavirus. (Representative Image)(AP)

Improvement in US-China relations depends on treatment of Australia: Biden aide

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 12:09 PM IST
The administration has told the Chinese government that the US wasn’t going to leave Australia alone on the field, Kurt Campbell, the National Security Council’s Asia coordinator, said in an interview.
On Tuesday, the US Agriculture Department (USDA) raised its forecast for exports of US white wheat to 245 million bushels, the most since 1994, due to strong demand from China and South Korea.(Reuters)
On Tuesday, the US Agriculture Department (USDA) raised its forecast for exports of US white wheat to 245 million bushels, the most since 1994, due to strong demand from China and South Korea.(Reuters)

US white wheat growers cash in as China snaps up supplies

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 12:20 PM IST
  • The purchases are the latest disruption in commodities markets caused by Chinese buying of grains and oilseeds during the coronavirus pandemic, pushing prices of major commodity crops to multi-year highs.
China's President Xi Jinping (C), Premier Li Keqiang (R) and National People's Congress Chairman Li Zhanshu (L) attend the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 10, 2021. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)(AFP)
China's President Xi Jinping (C), Premier Li Keqiang (R) and National People's Congress Chairman Li Zhanshu (L) attend the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 10, 2021. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)(AFP)

China accuses US admiral of 'hyping up' threat of Taiwan invasion

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 05:03 PM IST
  • The US' top military officer in Asia-Pacific, Admiral Philip Davidson, on Tuesday said China could invade Taiwan within the next six years, as Beijing accelerates its moves to supplant American military power in Asia.
China on Thursday launched a legislative process for drastic electoral system reform in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
China on Thursday launched a legislative process for drastic electoral system reform in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)

US condemns China's move to alter Hong Kong's electoral system

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:43 AM IST
The new reforms come months after China passed the nationals security law to quash the resistance to its rule in Hong Kong.
The US is likely to vaccinate around 80 per cent of its population by June and 90 per cent by August, reaching herd immunity, Wu said on Monday at an online forum about US-China collaboration on Covid-19 prevention and treatment organised by the Washington-based Brookings Institution and Tsinghua University in Beijing.(AP)
The US is likely to vaccinate around 80 per cent of its population by June and 90 per cent by August, reaching herd immunity, Wu said on Monday at an online forum about US-China collaboration on Covid-19 prevention and treatment organised by the Washington-based Brookings Institution and Tsinghua University in Beijing.(AP)

Free travel allowed for official reasons: Wu on US China collab for Covid-19

PTI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:19 PM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised US-based Pfizer and Moderna vaccines besides UK-based AstraZeneca jabs.
Biden's tough stance has its roots in the competition for global power, but it's also a result of the 2020 presidential election campaign in which Trump and his allies repeatedly sought to portray him as soft on China.(REUTERS)
Biden's tough stance has its roots in the competition for global power, but it's also a result of the 2020 presidential election campaign in which Trump and his allies repeatedly sought to portray him as soft on China.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden brings no relief to tensions between US, China

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:23 AM IST
Although the Biden administration has halted the ferocious rhetorical attacks, it has yet to back down on any of Trump's actions against Beijing.
Trucks carrying weapons including a nuclear-armed missile designed to evade US defenses roll during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing in this file photo from 2019. (AP Photo)
Trucks carrying weapons including a nuclear-armed missile designed to evade US defenses roll during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing in this file photo from 2019. (AP Photo)

China builds system to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos

PTI | , Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:09 PM IST
The US in recent years has pointed to China's nuclear modernisation as a key justification for investing hundreds of billions of dollars in the coming two decades to build an all-new US nuclear arsenal.
A US State Department spokesperson said Washington was “committed to guaranteeing the safety and security of American diplomats and their families while preserving their dignity, consistent with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations as well as other relevant diplomatic law provisions.”(REUTERS)
A US State Department spokesperson said Washington was “committed to guaranteeing the safety and security of American diplomats and their families while preserving their dignity, consistent with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations as well as other relevant diplomatic law provisions.”(REUTERS)

China denies subjecting US diplomats to Covid-19 anal tests

PTI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters at a daily briefing that “China has never asked US diplomats in China to go through anal swab tests.”
Republican Study Committee Chairman Congressman Jim Banks and Senator Tom Cotton on Wednesday introduced the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act.(AP)
Republican Study Committee Chairman Congressman Jim Banks and Senator Tom Cotton on Wednesday introduced the Countering Chinese Propaganda Act.(AP)

US Congress introduces Countering Chinese Propaganda Act

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 01:36 PM IST
The legislation is based on recommendations from the Republican Study Committee’s National Security Strategy
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