Joe Biden and Xi Jinping during a virtual meeting.
China on Tuesday welcomed a virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden as raising hopes for better relations, while the US was more muted on the talks as the world’s two biggest powers sought to ratchet down
President Joe Biden went to the State Department on Thursday to reaffirm his commitment to diplomacy and US alliances, after a Trump presidency that disdained both and gutted the foreign service. Biden knows those alliances
Joe Biden will take office next month wielding more leverage over Beijing than he would have ever sought. He can thank Donald Trump and Xi Jinping for that. Biden will be sworn in as president after Trump’s administration spent years
The ugly verbal spat between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top Chinese officials who met last Thursday in Anchorage, Alaska, laid bare the future of US-China relations. Most astonishing was that, propelled by Blinken, officials on both sides
The NATO summit at Madrid has revealed a new resolve to strengthen the Western military alliance in the face of Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“There is a gaping hole in the governing of Britain where new ideas should be. Above all, we need to make our economy highly competitive, attract world-class talent and make our independence from the EU a platform for economic growth. But this needs a plan, with policy detail and strategic analysis. At present, there isn’t one.”
The urgent setup of a field hospital for earthquake victims in Afghanistan southeastern province of Khost to treat the affected people under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE is highly appreciable (“UAE sets up field hospital for quake victims in Afghan province,” June 30, Gulf Today website).