American ambassador defends rules for Chinese diplomats

U.S. 10/21/19, 04:24

The U.S. ambassador to China defended plans to require Beijing's diplomats to report contacts with some Americans and said Monday that Washington is considering additional rules for employees of entities controlled by the ruling Communist Party. The change comes as the United States, Australia, and some other governments are looking at ...

US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

World 05/25/19, 06:42

The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Terry Branstad also "expressed concerns regarding the Chinese government's interference in Tibetan Buddhists' freedom to ...

Pompeo asks Iowa farmers to stand firm with Trump on trade

Politics 03/04/19, 20:34

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a trade mission Monday to persuade Iowa farmers struggling to survive low commodity prices and tariffs that have hurt sales to stand firm with President Donald Trump and his efforts to negotiate better trade deals. Pompeo, flanked by U.S. Ambassador to China and ...

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

China 12/10/18, 01:03

China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing to protest Canada's detention of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei at Washington's behest, demanding the U.S. cancel the order for her arrest.The official Xinhua News Agency said Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng "lodged solemn representations and strong protests" with Ambassador ...

Reynolds points to economy but Hubbell notes continued needs

Politics 11/06/18, 12:41

The general election Tuesday pits a sitting Republican governor who takes credit for a healthy economy with low unemployment against a wealthy Democratic challenger who insists Iowans need better health care and a government that works for everyone. Given the state's tendency to support incumbents, Gov. Kim Reynolds believed she'd have ...

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

America 09/22/18, 20:58

China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.The Defense Ministry said the U.S. had no right to interfere in ...

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