Tag Archives: Diplomacy

  • US appoints Special Coordinator for Tibet amid tensions with China

    The US State Department announced Wednesday it is appointing a special coordinator to oversee relations with Tibet, filling the role for the first time in the Trump administration, which has had an increasingly tense relationship with China ...

  • China retaliates after US bans TikTok and WeChat

    China said Saturday it had launched a mechanism enabling it to restrict foreign entities, a much-anticipated move seen as retaliation to US penalties against Chinese companies such as telecom giant Huawei. ...

  • China begins military drills as senior US official visits Taiwan

    China began combat drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the same day a senior US official began high-level meetings in Taipei, as Beijing denounced tightening ties between Chinese-claimed Taiwan and the United States. ...

  • China, India agree to disengage troops on contested border

    China and India said they had agreed to de-escalate renewed tensions on their contested Himalayan border and take steps to restore “peace and tranquillity” following a high-level diplomatic meeting in Moscow. ...

  • Joe Biden says will meet Dalai Lama if elected President in November

    Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, has said that as president he will meet the Dalai Lama, press China to resume talks with Tibetans for “meaningful autonomy”, and “step up” support for Tibetans. ...

  • Pompeo announces fresh restrictions on Chinese diplomats in US

    The United States said on Wednesday it would require senior Chinese diplomats to get State Department approval before visiting US university campuses or holding cultural events with more than 50 people outside mission grounds. ...

  • US may soon refer to Chinese president as “General Secretary” Xi Jinping

    US lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to change how the government refers to Xi Jinping, the leader of China, and would prohibit calling him “president”, instead refering to him by his official titles. ...

  • Indian and Nepali prime ministers speak for first time since land dispute

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli spoke on Saturday for the first time since a diplomatic spat over a map and a disputed area of territory erupted earlier this year between the South Asian neighbours. ...

  • US plans registration requirement for China’s Confucius Institutes

    The US State Department may announce as soon as Thursday a requirement for Chinese government-funded cultural centers at US universities to register as foreign missions, a development that would be signal further deterioration in ties. ...

  • Trump says ‘great’ bond with China’s Xi changed after COVID-19

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping has frayed in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic and that he has not spoken to his Chinese counterpart in a long time. ...