China’s UN ambassador expressed hope on Tuesday that President Joe Biden will translate his statement that the US has no intention of starting a “new Cold War” with China into actions, saying he should avoid “a confrontational approach” and “provocative attacks against China.” “I believe that if both sides walked towards each other, they will …
The calls between US General Mark Milley and his Chinese counterpart, General Li Zuocheng, were first revealed in the book “Peril”. The first call was on October 30, four days before the US presidential election, and the second was on January 8, two days after supporters of Trump stormed the US Capitol .
Queing up against dragon: Four democracies vs China unfolds amid global crises of Covid and climate change
Leaders from four diverse democratic nations, each country separated by thousands of miles of sea lanes, met at the White House on Friday for the first in-person Quad summit and said they would work together as only democracies can to address some of the most pressing challenges of the times.
Asked if he was worried that China would fund the group, which is sanctioned under US law, Biden told reporters, “China has a real problem with the Taliban. So they’re going to try to work out some arrangement with the Taliban, I’m sure. As does Pakistan, as does Russia, as does Iran. They’re all trying …
China has told the US that the Afghanistan situation has undergone fundamental changes and it is necessary for “all parties” to make contact with the Taliban and “guide it actively”, reiterating that America’s troop withdrawal may provide an opportunity for the resurgence of terrorist groups.
President Joe Biden said Friday that China was withholding “critical information” on the origins of Covid-19 after the US intelligence community said it did not believe the virus was a bioweapon — but remained split on whether it escaped from a lab.
The assessment, which was ordered by President Joe Biden 90 days ago, was unable to definitively conclude whether the virus that first emerged in central China had jumped to humans via animals or escaped a highly secure research facility in Wuhan.
Vice President Kamala Harris, in a visit to Singapore and Vietnam next week that aims to counter China’s growing influence, will have to contend with a new problem: the collapse of Afghanistan, which has left allies questioning the credibility of US foreign policy promises.
The Taliban already appear set to enjoy a warmer international reception than their draconian 1996-2001 regime did, with Russia, China and Turkey praising the militants’ initial public charges.
Secretary of state Antony Blinken said Monday that the United States needed to invest more at home to compete with rivals led by China, casting “domestic renewal” as key to foreign policy.
CHINA-MARKETS/ADRS-VOLUMES (GRAPHIC)China clampdown concerns spurred record ADR trading
A preponderance of evidence proves the virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic leaked from a Chinese research facility, said a report by US Republicans released on Monday, a conclusion that US intelligence agencies have not reached. China denies a genetically modified coronavirus leaked from the facility in Wuhan – where the first Covid-19 cases were …