China

China is a leading geopolitical competitor of the United States. As China's strength increases, it must comply with high standards of human rights and treatment of other Asian and global nations. We will provide our readers with American perspectives on trade, intellectual property, and technology transfer between the two countries.

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China, Russia Block U.S. Bid To Sanction North Koreans At U.N.

The move by Beijing and Moscow came before a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea on Thursday – the second in two weeks – after Pyongyang fired tactical guided missiles this week. China told council colleagues it needed more time to study the sanctions, while Russia said more evidence

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Barbs Traded After U.S. Warship Sails In China-Claimed Territorial Sea

The USS Benfold guided-missile destroyer conducted a "freedom of navigation operation" (FONOP) in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said. The Chinese military immediately responded by accusing the U.S. ship of "illegally intruding into China's territorial

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Beijing 2022: Athletes Warned About Speaking Out On Human Rights

Yang Shu, deputy director-general of Beijing 2022's International Relations Department, was asked during a virtual briefing on Wednesday about concerns for athletes if they speak out about rights issues during the Winter Games, which begin on February 4. "Any expression that is in line with the Olympic spirit I'm sure

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China Plays Discreet, But Critical Role In Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Relations between Beijing and Tehran have taken a new step forward by signing a historic 25-year bilateral partnership covering areas as diverse as energy, security, infrastructure, and communications. In addition to the delivery of discounted oil, the strategic agreement – which went into effect on January 15 – also provides Chinese security

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Slovenia To Establish Office In Taiwan

Yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed Slovenia's plan to establish a representative office in Taiwan after Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa revealed the plan in an interview with Indian TV station Doordarshan on Monday. While naming the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania has sparked some criticism in the EU

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Countering China’s Salami Slicing Tactic

China claiming the world – inch by inch

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China's Population Crisis Worsens

According to data released by the National Statistics Bureau on Monday, there were 10.62 million babies born in China last year, down from 12 million in 2020. That's the fewest number of births since at least 1950. The birth rate, or the number of newborns per 1,000 people,

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India, China Agree For More LAC Talks

A joint statement released on Thursday in New Delhi and Beijing indicated progress had been made but that further work was needed to arrive at a resolution. The statement said the two sides "agreed to stay in close contact and maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels and work out

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MI5 Warning Over 'Chinese Agent' In Parliament

An alert from the security service said Christine Ching Kui Lee "established links" for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with current and aspiring M.P.s. She then gave donations to politicians, with funding coming from foreign nationals in China and Hong Kong. One of the M.P.s funded

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Detailed U.S. Government Study Declares China's Maritime Claims Unlawful

The 47-page 'Limits in the Seas' report, released on Wednesday, also states that China's claim to "historic rights" over the South China Sea is unlawful – a finding that concurs with the decision of the 2016 international arbitration tribunal in a case brought by the Philippines. In the report, the U.

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Hong Kong To List Out More National Security Offences

The current national security law defines four crimes β€” secession, subversion, terrorism, and colluding with foreign forces β€” and offenders can face up to life in prison. But on Wednesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed that her government would create new "local legislation" that meets Article 23 of Hong Kong's mini-constitution, which

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U.S. Blasts China Over Cancelled Flights

"China's actions are inconsistent with its obligations under the U.S.-China Air Transport Agreement. We are engaging with the (Chinese government) on this, and we retain the right to take regulatory measures as appropriate," a U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) spokesperson said. China on Wednesday ordered the suspension of