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US-China relations


China concludes espionage trial of Canadian Spavor behind closed doors

March 19, 2021 12:19 pm

China arrested Canadian businessman Michael Spavor and fellow Canadian Michael Kovrig in December 2018, soon after Canadian police detained Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies, on a US warrant.

In call with China's Xi, Biden stresses rights concerns, need for free Indo-Pacific

February 11, 2021 12:57 pm

It was the first call between Xi and a US president since the Chinese leader spoke with former President Donald Trump in March last year.

Biden administration indicates in no hurry to engage China

February 03, 2021 10:11 am

The Biden administration has not fully articulated its strategy towards China, the world's second largest economy, but has indicated it will broadly continue the tough approach taken by former President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden taps veteran team to clean up after Trump’s China fights

January 20, 2021 12:55 pm

Biden’s national security team, led by long-time aides such as Antony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, are expected to leave much of Trump’s China policies in place for a period of time as they grapple with domestic crises and work with allies to build a more multilateral strategy to counter Beijing.

China senior diplomat says US relations at 'new crossroads'

January 02, 2021 3:51 pm

Relations between the world’s two biggest economies have come under increasing strain amid a series of disputes over trade, human rights and the origins of COVID-19.

We just have to make this 'China virus' go away and it's happening: Donald Trump

August 25, 2020 2:28 pm

In March, he had said that China is responsible for the spread of the novel coronavirus and called the COVID-19 as the "Chinese Virus".

Australian PM disagrees with predecessor who warned of 'hot war' between China, US

August 05, 2020 7:09 pm

Former prime minister and China scholar Kevin Rudd wrote in the Foreign Affairs journal this week that the risk of armed conflict between the United States and China in the next three months was "especially high."

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

May 28, 2020 9:10 am

The House passed a bipartisan bill on Wednesday that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the mass surveillance and detention of Uighurs and other ethnic groups in the western Xinjiang region, a campaign that has drawn muted international response because of China's influence around the world.

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

December 13, 2019 2:28 pm

Since July 2018, the Trump administration has imposed import taxes on $360 billion in Chinese products. Beijing has retaliated by taxing $120 billion in U.S. exports, including soybeans and other farm products that are vital to many of Trump's supporters in rural America.

Beijing envoy warns of 'destructive forces' trying to undermine US-China ties

December 05, 2019 7:49 am

The United States and China have been locked in a bitter trade war for 17 months, with the US government cracking down against a broad range of what it sees as efforts by the Chinese government to steal US technology and dominate global markets.