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With Biden and Xi to meet, China warns US on Taiwan briefing

China on Friday condemned a White House plan to brief Taiwan on the results of a much-anticipated meeting between President Joe Biden and his counterpart, Xi Jinping, next week on the sidelines of a G20 gathering in Indonesia. The two leaders will meet on Monday, the White House said, for their first face-to-face meeting since …

Biden to meet China’s Xi on Monday for Taiwan, Russia talks

President Joe Biden will meet Monday with President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of next week’s Group of 20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, a face-to-face meeting that comes amid increasingly strained US-China relations, the White House announced Thursday.It will be the first in-person meeting between the leaders of the world’s two biggest economies since Biden …

China’s overreaction to Taiwan spells danger to peace Southeast Asia: US envoy

China is endangering peace in Southeast Asia with its “overreaction” to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, America’s envoy Nicholas Burns said on Thursday, while reiterating that there is no shift in America’s ‘one-China policy’ as alleged by Beijing. Pelosi visited Taiwan on August 2, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years …

US approves $1.1 billion in arms for Taiwan, angering China

The United States on Friday announced a $1.1 billion arms package for Taiwan, vowing to keep boosting the island’s defences as tensions soar with Beijing, which warned Washington of “counter-measures.”The sale comes a month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defiantly visited the self-governing democracy, prompting mainland China to launch a show of force that could …

US senator lands in Taiwan for fourth political visit this month

US Senator Marsha Blackburn landed in Taiwan late Thursday, the fourth visit by an American politician this month and a move bound to rile Beijing, which has staged huge military drills to protest such trips.Tensions between China and the United States have soared to their highest level in decades since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit …

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan in new show of support

The US government plans talks with Taiwan on a wide-ranging trade treaty in a sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy claimed by China’s ruling Communist Party as part of its territory.The announcement on Thursday comes after Beijing held military drills that included firing missiles into the sea to intimidate Taiwan following this month’s …