China triggered as US invites Taiwan to democracy summit

Washington 11/25/21, 04:32

Beijing became agitated upon learning that the Biden administration has invited Taiwan to attend its virtual democracy summit scheduled next month.  The Summit for Democracy listed 110 world participants on Tuesday, Nov. 23, who would gather together on Dec. 9 and 10 to discuss authoritarian forces, corruption, and human rights issues.  China ...

US sends warship after Xi scolds Biden for ‘playing with fire’

World 11/23/21, 15:40

One U.S. Navy warship entered the Taiwan Strait on Nov. 23. The USS Milius sailed through narrow waters separating Taiwan and mainland China. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer was deployed following a virtual summit between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The U.S. Seventh Fleet confirmed the routine voyage ...

Biden is considering diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

U.S. 11/19/21, 15:31

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, Nov. 18, affirmed that his administration is considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over concerns of human rights abuses.  “Something we’re considering,” Biden said when he answered to a reporter who asked if his administration was taking it into account. The ...

Biden seeks to quell oil prices by asking China and India to tap reserves

D.C. 11/18/21, 23:41

The Biden administration is scrambling to ease inflation concerns fueled by the rising energy prices. The latest move has asked China and some other large oil consumers to use their emergency reserves to cool down global prices. According to Reuters, President Joe Biden and his top aides have discussed a possible release ...

Biden and Xi agree to relax media controls in US and China

U.S. 11/17/21, 15:37

News crews will be able to travel between the United States and China more easily, following a new deal between Washington and Beijing on Nov. 15. Joe Biden and Xi Jinping reached some common ground after holding a 3.5 hour-long virtual summit. Both nations will grant media workers multiple-entry visas that ...

COP26: Critics say promises are empty

D.C. 11/14/21, 02:10

The climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, is ending in disappointment and more criticism. For the past two years, the world has been seeing more vivid consequences of climate change, forcing world leaders to pay attention to it. Yet, two weeks of negotiations have passed, and activists see more issues and feel ...

Xi Jinping warns nations to avoid Cold War

U.S. 11/12/21, 03:48

Responding to international pressure on the escalating conflict with Taiwan, Chinese leader Xi Jinping used the return of the Cold War to urge other governments to turn away from the issue.  "Attempts to draw ideological lines or form small circles on geopolitical grounds are bound to fail," Xi said at a ...

US Climate Envoy John Kerry promises no coal by 2030

D.C. 11/12/21, 02:12

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry was confident the U.S. would eliminate coal use in just nine years, he said in an interview at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow Tuesday, Nov. 9. "By 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal," he said, according to Bloomberg. "We will not have ...

China spotted building US-like aircraft carrier in Xinjiang

Washington 11/08/21, 16:48

Satellite imagery of the northwestern Xinjiang region of China detected replicas of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and other U.S. warships, marking preparation for a potential conflict. Satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies on Sunday, Nov. 7, was able to capture shapes resembling the U.S. military complex from above Ruoqiang, a Taklamakan ...

Biden fiercely defends migrant compensation payout after refusing the plan

U.S. 11/07/21, 16:02

President Joe Biden on Saturday, Nov. 6, reversed course and defended the plan by the Justice Department (DOJ) to compensate migrants split up from their families during the Trump administration. "Whether [the border crossing] was legal or illegal, and you lost your child," Biden said, as Fox News reported, "he's gone, you deserve ...

President Biden: US will defend Taiwan

Washington 10/22/21, 15:33

President Joe Biden, on Thursday, Oct. 21, declared that the U.S. would come to defend Taiwan if it is under attack by Beijing.  "Yes, we have a commitment to do that," Biden said at a CNN town hall event Thursday when asked about the recently intensified conflict between both nations. When Beijing ...

Biden says China’s Xi has accepted Taiwan ‘agreement’

U.S. 10/06/21, 17:31

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday evening, Oct. 5, said that President Xi Jinping of China has agreed with him on the "Taiwan agreement." "I've spoken with Xi about Taiwan. We agree ... we'll abide by the Taiwan agreement," the president said, according to Reuters. "We made it clear that I don't ...

Nuclear deal: Iran asks US to activate $10 billion

Washington 10/03/21, 02:17

As the Biden administration is looking to resume a nuclear deal with Iran, its government on Saturday set out the first condition—unfreeze $10 billion of Tehran's frozen funds. The condition was issued indirectly via intermediaries at the United Nations, reports Reuters. "The Americans tried to contact us through different channels (at the ...

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