Tag Archives: Diplomacy

  • World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

    World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new US President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Trump ridiculed. ...

  • Pompeo says China’s policies on Muslims amount to ‘genocide’

    On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit China with new sanctions by declaring that China’s policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in western Xinjiang Province constitute a “genocide.” ...

  • China to sanction US officials for ‘nasty behaviour’ over Taiwan

    US officials who have engaged in “nasty behaviour” over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between US and Taiwanese officials. ...

  • China senior diplomat says US relations at ‘new crossroads’

    China’s relationship with the United States has reached a “new crossroads” and could get back on the right track following a period of “unprecedented difficulty”, senior diplomat Wang Yi said in official comments published on Saturday. ...

  • China imposes new visa limits in back-and-forth with US

    China hit back with reciprocal actions Tuesday against unnamed American officials in the latest back-and-forth, following a US announcement of new visa restrictions on Chinese officials. ...

  • US navy says China unreliable after meeting no-show; Beijing says US twisting facts

    The US military slammed China for failing to appear for virtual, senior-level meetings slated for this week, calling this “another example that China does not honour its agreements”, Beijing said the US version of events distorted the facts ...

  • China condemns new US Hong Kong sanctions, Taiwan arms sale

    China on Tuesday lashed out at the US over new sanctions against Chinese officials and the sale of more military equipment to Taiwan. The US actions are part of what critics see as an effort by the Trump administration to put pressure ...

  • US hits China with Hong Kong sanctions, OKs Taiwan arms sale

    The Trump administration on Monday approved a new major arms sale to Taiwan and slapped new sanctions on Chinese officials over the crackdown on pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong. ...

  • Tibet’s Hail Mary pass: Lobsang Sangay’s risky White House visit

    This past weekend’s visit to the White House by Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan government in exile (as President of the Central Tibetan Administration), will be viewed by many as an American act of courage and a win for Tibet. ...

  • US support for Tibet will always be bipartisan

    For the past 60 years, the Tibet issue has enjoyed bipartisan support in the US Congress and also in the administration. Support for Tibet will always remain bipartisan. ...