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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
Willian Burns, a former diplomat who served in Russia and the Middle East, shared the assessment with members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the post of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director.(Bloomberg)
Willian Burns, a former diplomat who served in Russia and the Middle East, shared the assessment with members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the post of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director.(Bloomberg)

Out competing China will be key to national security: Biden's CIA nominee

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:03 AM IST
The two countries are currently engaged in a bitter confrontation over various issues, including trade, the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the communist giant’s aggressive military moves in the disputed South China Sea and human rights.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada?s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, appearing via video conference call, give closing remarks at the end of their virtual bilateral meeting from the White House in Washington, U.S. February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst(REUTERS)
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada?s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, appearing via video conference call, give closing remarks at the end of their virtual bilateral meeting from the White House in Washington, U.S. February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst(REUTERS)

Biden, Trudeau bypass tension for unity on virus, China, climate

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:49 AM IST
After about a two-hour virtual meeting between the two leaders and their staffs on Tuesday, Biden said that they had agreed to cooperate to strengthen the World Health Organization and industrial supply chains.
The relations between China and the US are at an all time low.(AP)
The relations between China and the US are at an all time low.(AP)

China asks US to stop 'smearing' CPC, halt support to 'separatist forces'

PTI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:49 AM IST
Ahead of his call with Xi, Biden announced a new Defence Department task force aimed at assessing the US military’s China strategy.
Now that we are all agreed that Tik Tok is A Bad Thing, where do we go next? (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Now that we are all agreed that Tik Tok is A Bad Thing, where do we go next? (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

TikTok's US ad business roars back as Trump's threats recede

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 05:03 PM IST
While the Biden administration pauses a government lawsuit filed by Trump officials, corporate sponsors have raced back to the popular short video sharing app, booking advertising campaigns and experimenting with new ways to reach consumers
A file photo of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launching during flight operations aboard the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea on July 17, 2020. (Reuters)
A file photo of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter launching during flight operations aboard the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea on July 17, 2020. (Reuters)

China 'expels' US warship from South China Sea, a first under Biden presidency

By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Vinod JanardhananSutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Vinod Janardhanan, Beijing, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 07:30 PM IST
The People’s Liberation Army’s southern theatre command issued a statement saying it deployed warships and aircraft to warn and drive away USS John S McCain from near the Xisha Island (Paracel Island in English) in the SCS region.
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Gina Raimondo, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be secretary of Commerce, speaks during an event to announce members of Biden's economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 8, 2021. Picture taken January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Gina Raimondo, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be secretary of Commerce, speaks during an event to announce members of Biden's economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 8, 2021. Picture taken January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)

House Republicans tie Biden Commerce department pick to Huawei stance

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:12 PM IST
The Trump administration instituted a Huawei export ban that requires US firms to obtain government licenses if they want to sell American tech to Chinese telecom giant
On his first day in office last week, Biden rescinded the US decision to withdraw from the WHO and announced a return to the climate agreement.(Bloomberg)
On his first day in office last week, Biden rescinded the US decision to withdraw from the WHO and announced a return to the climate agreement.(Bloomberg)

Joe Biden's UN pick to warn that US absence allows China to thrive at world body

Reuters | , New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • "We know China is working across the UN system to drive an authoritarian agenda that stands in opposition to the founding values of the institution - American values," veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield will say, when she appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
US allies around the world have been eagerly awaiting indications of Joe Biden’s approach to China(AP)
US allies around the world have been eagerly awaiting indications of Joe Biden’s approach to China(AP)

US pushes China to cease pressure on Taiwan

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The wording appears to indicate some continuity with former US President Donald Trump’s willingness to engage with Taiwan, at the risk of provoking the Chinese government, which sees the island as part of its territory.
The former lawyer also previously served as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the US Treasury Department, where he dealt with terrorism financing and oversaw sanctions against countries such as Iran, Russia and North Korea.(REUTERS)
The former lawyer also previously served as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the US Treasury Department, where he dealt with terrorism financing and oversaw sanctions against countries such as Iran, Russia and North Korea.(REUTERS)

Biden appoints David Cohen once more as deputy CIA director

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Cohen previously served as the deputy director for the Central Intelligence Agency from 2015 to 2017 under Democratic then-President Barack Obama, when Biden served as vice president.
Nine Chinese firms were added to the Pentagon's list of companies with alleged ties to the Chinese military, including planemaker Comac and phone maker Xiaomi Corp.(Bloomberg)
Nine Chinese firms were added to the Pentagon's list of companies with alleged ties to the Chinese military, including planemaker Comac and phone maker Xiaomi Corp.(Bloomberg)

Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:57 PM IST
Those companies will be subject to a new US investment ban which forces American investors to divest holdings of the blacklisted firms by Nov 11, 2021.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz , until 2017 and chairman until 2018, led an aggressive expansion that made China its biggest market outside the United States.(AP)
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz , until 2017 and chairman until 2018, led an aggressive expansion that made China its biggest market outside the United States.(AP)

Xi Jinping asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

PTI | By hindustantimes.com, Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Economists and political analysts say Biden is likely to try to revive cooperation with Beijing over North Korea and other political issues.
FILE PHOTO: The sign of China's Ministry of Finance, pictured in Beijing(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The sign of China's Ministry of Finance, pictured in Beijing(REUTERS)

China raises $6bn as US investors look past political tensions

Hong Kong | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 04:05 PM IST
The rising tensions between Washington and Beijing did not deter US-based investors from participating in the deal.
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