Tag Archives: United States

  • Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without mask

    US President Donald Trump is back at the White House, dramatically returning from the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. ...

  • US President Trump and wife Melania test positive for Coronavirus

    President Donald Trump, who played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic for months, said on Friday that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House. ...

  • 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. ...

  • US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday

    The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok and use of the messaging and payment platform WeChat, saying they threaten national security. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Trump vows ‘1,000 times greater’ response to any Iran attack

    US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude," after reports that Iran planned to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Xi says China to step up efforts to fight ‘splittism’ in Tibet

    China must build an “impregnable fortress” to maintain stability in Tibet, protect national unity and educate the masses in the struggle against “splittism”, President Xi Jinping told senior leaders, state media said on Saturday. ...

  • US, China trade jibes as military tensions worsen

    The United States and China traded jibes as military tensions grow between the world’s two largest economies, with the US defence chief vowing not to “cede an inch” in the Pacific and China saying Washington was risking soldiers’ lives. ...