Tag Archives: Diplomacy

  • Biden CIA nominee Burns to focus on ‘authoritarian adversary’ China

    President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the CIA, William Burns, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he saw competition with China - and countering its “adversarial, predatory” leadership - as the key to US national security. ...

  • China rejects growing Western criticism at UN rights forum

    China hit back on Wednesday at growing criticism by Western powers of its treatment of ethnic minorities in the regions of Xinjiang and Tibet and of citizens in the former British colony of Hong Kong. ...

  • China says Japan-US security treaty a product of Cold War

    China on Wednesday called the Japan-US mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following US criticism of the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in Japanese-claimed territorial waters over the weekend. ...

  • China calls for a reset, but US says Beijing trying to ‘avert blame’

    Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday the United States and China could work together on various issues if they repaired their damaged bilateral relations, but Washington accused Beijing of trying to avert blame for its actions. ...

  • Biden declares ‘America is back’ in welcome words to allies

    President Joe Biden in his first address before a global audience declared that “America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back,” after four years of a Trump administration that flaunted a foreign policy through an “America First" lens ...

  • Biden says China to face repercussions on human rights

    China will pay a price for its human rights abuses, US President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday, responding to queries at a televised event on the Asian nation’s handling of Muslim minorities in its far western region of Xinjiang. ...

  • Antony Blinken raises Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong in his first call with China

    US secretary of state Antony Blinken on Friday raised human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet in his first conversation with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi. ...

  • West concerned by closer Russia-China ties, top NATO general says

    The United States and its Western allies are increasingly concerned about growing cooperation between Russia and China in areas of common interest, NATO’s top general said on Wednesday. ...

  • Top Chinese diplomat calls for China, US to mend relations

    China’s top diplomat called on Tuesday for Beijing and Washington to put relations back on a predictable and constructive path, saying the United States should stop meddling in China’s internal affairs, like Hong Kong and Tibet. ...

  • 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. ...