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As Pompeo Dumps Rulebook For U.S.-Taiwan Relations, Some See 'Trap' For Biden

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Trump administration has upended decades of diplomatic practice in U.S. relations with Taiwan. For the new president, "this is meant to be a trap," says a former Obama administration official.


Pompeo Shakes Up Long-Standing Rules For U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has tossed out decades-old rules that helped the U.S. navigate unofficial relations with Taiwan. NPR discusses whether the Biden administration may inherit new policies.


China Plans To Sell COVID-19 Vaccines To Other Countries

Monday, January 11, 2021

Chinese labs are among the leaders in developing COVID-19 vaccines. China plans to inoculate millions in the next few months while also trying to sell its vaccines to other countries.


Hong Kong Police Arrest Activists

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

In Hong Kong, dozens of pro-democracy lawmakers and activists were arrested — the biggest roundup under the new national security law since its introduction last summer.


What China's Expecting With A Biden Presidency

Friday, December 11, 2020

China is looking for a restart with Joe Biden, responding in a measured way as the Trump administration slaps more sanctions on Beijing.


China-Australia Relations Are Quickly Worsening. How Did They Get Bad?

Friday, December 04, 2020

Relations between Australia and its biggest trading partner, China, are quickly deteriorating as it pushes back against Beijing's increasingly assertive foreign policies.


U.S. Imposes Severe Travel Restrictions On Chinese Communist Party Members

Thursday, December 03, 2020

The new rules reduce the maximum validity of U.S. business and tourist visas held by party members and their families from 10 years to one month. China calls the action part of a "Cold War mentality."


What A Biden Presidency May Mean For U.S. Firms Doing Business In China

Thursday, December 03, 2020

U.S. business people with operations in China are hoping for at least a change in tone, if not a rollback of tariffs, from President-elect Joe Biden's administration.


China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

He is one of the last major world leaders to wish Joe Biden congratulations.


A Look At COVID-19 Vaccine Development Progress

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The race to develop COVID-19 vaccines is moving swiftly, both nationally and internationally. But challenges remain when it comes to distributing vaccines around the world.


China Is Inoculating Thousands With Unapproved COVID-19 Vaccines. Why?

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Although the leading vaccine candidates are not yet officially approved, the drug companies are administering them to hundreds of thousands of people.


China Treats People Deemed Vulnerable With Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

President Trump has been saying there will be a coronavirus vaccine "within weeks," and drugmakers are racing to produce one. In China, hundreds of thousands of people have already gotten shots.


World Leaders React To Biden's Presidential Win

Sunday, November 08, 2020

World leaders are congratulating President-Elect Joe Biden on his victory and they include some who have been close allies of President Trump.


How Trump Is Winning Hearts And Minds In Taiwan — Risking China's Wrath

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

President Trump's administration has deepened ties with Taiwan, as tensions with China intensify. That could be why more Taiwanese favor him to win the U.S. election, according to a poll.


As Taiwan's Relations With The U.S. Grow Warmer, Tensions With Beijing Rise

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The closer Taiwan and the U.S. become, the greater the risk that China could lash out.


John McCain's 108-Year-Old Mother Dies

Monday, October 12, 2020

Roberta McCain was key to the character her son displayed during a life of service. McCain's wife Cindy called her a wonderful mother-in-law, role model and friend.


China Joins WHO-Led Global Coronavirus Vaccine Effort As U.S. Sits It Out

Friday, October 09, 2020

The Chinese foreign ministry said it took this step "to uphold the concept of a shared community of health for all and to honor its commitment to turn COVID-19 vaccines into a global public good."


Formal Ties With U.S.? Not For Now, Says Taiwan Foreign Minister

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Two high-ranking Trump administration officials have been to the island recently. The visits come against a backdrop of deepening mistrust and deteriorating relations between the U.S. and China.


Disney Faces Backlash Over Live-Action Remake Of 'Mulan'

Monday, September 14, 2020

The criticism mounting over Disney's live-action remake of Mulan highlights the increasingly challenging choices that Western companies navigate to do business with China.


Analysts Recall Plane Collision In 2001 Amid Worsening China-U.S. Relations

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

A Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. surveillance plane collided over the South China Sea 19 years ago. Analysts say that currently deteriorating China-U.S. relations may lead to another mishap.