Donald Trump ends Hong Kong’s special status with US to punish China

[ad_1] President Donald Trump said he issued an order to end Hong Kong’s special status with the US and signed legislation that would sanction Chinese officials responsible for cracking down on political dissent in Hong Kong, the latest escalation in tensions between the world’s largest economies. “No administration has been tougher on China than this […]

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US denounces China’s claims to South China Sea as ‘completely unlawful’

[ad_1] The Trump administration rejected China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea, reversing a previous policy of not taking sides in territorial disputes in the region and escalating tensions with Beijing on yet another front. “We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, […]

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US Warns Citizens Of High Detention Risk In China Without Consular Access

[ad_1] Washington and Beijing recently exchanged visa bans against each other’s officials. (Representational) Beijing: 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 citizens may be detained without access to U.S. […]

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Had Frank Discussion With China On Unprovoked Aggression: Top US Diplomat

[ad_1] Mike Pompeo has led Trump administration officials in criticising Beijing. Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he had a very frank discussion with his Chinese counterpart Wang Jiechi about the “unprovoked aggression” by Beijing on a number of fronts. During the meeting in Hawaii last week, Mr Pompeo said he […]

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‘China never gave US anything, doesn’t want to see me elected’, says Donald Trump

[ad_1] US President Donald Trump on Thursday alleged that China does not want to see him elected in polls due later this year, mainly because of the billions of dollars he has been taking from them as import tariffs. Instead, he claimed, China wants to have former vice president Joe Biden elected as the next […]

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China May Have Secretly Set Off Low-Level Nuclear Test Blasts, Says US

[ad_1] The US criticism of China is entirely groundless, said China. (FILE) Washington: China may have secretly set off low-level underground nuclear test explosions despite claiming to observe an international pact banning such blasts, the US State Department said in a report on Wednesday that could fuel US-Chinese tensions. The finding, first reported by the […]

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Coronavirus update: Donald Trump accuses WHO of bias toward China, threatened to ‘put hold on’ US funding

[ad_1] President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told reporters he was “going to put a very powerful hold on” funding to WHO, the UN body whose biggest funding source is the United States. “We’re going […]

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US Charges Four Chinese Military Hackers In 2017 Equifax Breach

[ad_1] Attorney General William Barr said it was a deliberate intrusion into private information. Washington: The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr said Monday. “This was a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into […]

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