Tag Archives: Diplomacy

  • 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. ...

  • US slaps sanctions on Hong Kong leader in new offensive on China

    The United States slapped sanctions Friday on Hong Kong's leader after effectively forcing Chinese internet giants TikTok and WeChat to end all US operations in a twin diplomatic-commercial offensive set to grow ahead of US elections. ...

  • Trump issues bans on China’s TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing

    US President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on US transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messenger app WeChat, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing. ...

  • China to retaliate if US forces out Chinese journalists

    China will take retaliatory measures if all Chinese journalists based in the United States are forced to leave the country, including targeting US journalists in Hong Kong, Global Times Editor in Chief Hu Xijin said on Tuesday. ...

  • China orders US to close Chengdu consulate in retaliation for Houston closure

    Staff at the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu were busy packing belongings and removing the US insignia from the building on Saturday, a day after Beijing ordered its closure in a tit-for-tat diplomatic battle with Washington. ...

  • US-Chinese tensions soar as consulate ordered to shut

    US-Chinese tensions, already rising because of the coronavirus pandemic and crackdown in Hong Kong, ratcheted up another notch on Wednesday as the United States ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston within 72 hours. ...

  • US Ambassador to India meets representatives of Dalai Lama

    US Ambassador to India, Ken Juster, on Saturday met with Representative of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, Ngodup la and Secretary Gyalpo, to further the ties between the American and Tibetan people. ...

  • US warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China

    The US State Department warned American citizens on Saturday to “exercise increased caution” in China due to heightened risk of arbitrary law enforcement including detention and a ban from exiting the country. ...

  • US sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uyghur rights

    The US on Thursday imposed sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official yet targeted over alleged human rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslim minority, a move likely to further ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing. ...