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US China relations


China increasingly a near-peer competitor, posing multiple challenges: Top US intelligence officer

April 15, 2021 10:14 am

"China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the United States in multiple areas while pushing to revise global norms in ways that favour the authoritarian Chinese system," Avril Haines said.

Alaska talks: Is the US trying to turn China into a pariah?

March 24, 2021 3:17 pm

China tried to frame its first high-level meeting with the Biden administration as a step towards mending ties. But the US has been clear it wants to rally a global alliance to confront "threats" from Beijing.

COVID-19 pandemic far from over, new variants worrying: Singapore PM

January 29, 2021 7:43 pm

He also noted that governments will "come under more pressure to adopt protectionist and nativist positions."

US imposes sanctions on China's CNOOC oil company over South China Sea

January 15, 2021 4:17 pm

The US said the sanctions were a response to China's increased naval activity in the region. The move comes just days before Joe Biden is set to take over as US president.

NYSE withdraws plans to delist 3 Chinese phone carriers

January 05, 2021 1:16 pm

The Chinese government has accused Washington of misusing national security as an excuse to hamper competition and has warned that Trump’s order would hurt US and other investors worldwide.

US designates Pak, China as countries of particular concern for violation of religious freedom

December 08, 2020 9:17 am

Pakistan and China along with Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were placed in the list for engaging in or tolerating systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom, Pompeo said in a statement on Monday.

US passes bill that could delist Chinese companies from stock markets

December 03, 2020 12:42 pm

The bill calls for allowing US audit reviews of Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges. However, Beijing is not known for being cooperative with foreign auditors peering into the books of Chinese firms.

China has the world's largest navy — what now for the US?

October 22, 2020 9:25 pm

A US defense report estimates China has the world's largest naval fleet and is churning out new ships faster than ever. The US continues to have a technological edge, but China is becoming more capable close to home.

US sending highest official to Taiwan since ties cut in 1979; irks China

August 05, 2020 3:34 pm

The visit by Alex Azar, and especially a planned meeting with Taiwan's president, will likely create new friction between the US and China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory to be annexed by force if necessary.

At Nixon library, Pompeo declares China engagement a failure

July 24, 2020 12:43 pm

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for the free world to "induce" change in China, making an overt appeal for a new coalition of democratic nations to force the Chinese Communist Party change direction or face isolation. Pompeo said western engagement with China could not continue as it has.


China celebrates 70 years of Naval history

April 25, 2019 8:26 pm

Speaking at a forum in the eastern city of Qingdao, following a major naval parade marking 70 years since the founding of the Chinese navy, China's navy chief Shen Jinlong said everyone needed to follow the rules and "safeguard good order".