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
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
Wang, a Chinese state councillor and foreign minister, said Beijing stood ready to reopen constructive dialogue with Washington after relations between the two countries sank to their lowest in decades under former president Donald Trump.
China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while using sanctions and threats to try to fracture the alliances the United States is building against it. Worryingly for Beijing, diplomats and analysts say, the Biden administration
Has a new Cold War, this one pitting the United States against the People’s Republic of China, commenced? Rhetoric coming out of Washington, amplified by hawkish media commentary, appears to take a Second Cold War as a given, something perhaps even to be welcomed.
Despite Chinese threats, United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. The question everyone is asking whether Pelosi’s visit had served any purpose apart from that of straining US-China bilateral relations. China had made it clear that it does not appreciate the US leader’s Taiwan visit.
The White House summoned China's ambassador, Qin Gang, late on Thursday to tell him that the military actions were of "concern to Taiwan, to us and to our partners around the world," said spokesman John Kirby.
The world, we are often told, is now defined by great power competition, where states like China and Russia are either seeking to overthrow the so-called rules-based international order or stealthily working within the system to change it to their benefit. The Biden administration’s foreign policy strategy is prefaced in large measure
China says Taiwan, which it views as a breakaway province to be brought back to the fold, by force if necessary, is the most sensitive and important issue in its relations with the United States.