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US accuses China of blocking its flights, demands action

The US government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for US airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the US government. The US administration stopped short of imposing restrictions on Chinese air carriers but said talks with China had failed …

White House report blasts Chinese ‘malign activities’

Beyond its hard-hitting rhetoric against China over its handling of the coronavirus, the White House issued a broad-scale attack on Beijing’s predatory economic policies, military buildup, disinformation campaigns and human rights violations. “China’s been ruled by a brutal, authoritarian regime, a communist regime since 1949,” secretary of state Mike Pompeo said.

China calls on US to pay its debts to the United Nations

China on Friday issued a statement calling on all UN member states to “actively fulfill their financial obligations to the United Nations,” stressing that Washington owes the organization more than $2 billion. “As of May 14, the total unpaid assessments under the UN regular budget and peacekeeping budget amount to 1.63 billion and 2.14 billion …

Trump administration to restore partial funding to WHO

US President Donald Trump’s administration is set to restore partial funding to the World Health Organization, US media reported late on Friday, citing a draft letter. The Trump administration will “agree to pay up to what China pays in assessed contributions” to the WHO, said sources quoting the letter. Trump suspended contributions to the WHO …

Trump rips into China over coronavirus, ‘very disappointed’

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was very disappointed in China over its failure to contain the novel coronavirus, saying the worldwide pandemic cast a pall over his US-China trade deal. The coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, and was spreading silently as Washington and Beijing signed a Phase 1 trade deal hailed …

Mike Pompeo lauds Israel over coronavirus cooperation, raps China

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo praised close ally Israel on Wednesday for sharing information during global efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and took another swipe at China over what he said was its lack of transparency. US and Israeli statements during Pompeo’s eight-hour visit to Israel reaffirmed strong bilateral ties but did little …