U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order ending special status for Hong Kong

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law to punish China for what he called “oppressive actions” against the former British colony, prompting Beijing to warn of retaliatory sanctions. Citing China’s decision to enact a new national security law for Hong Kong, Trump signed an executive order… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order ending special status for Hong Kong

U.S. rejects China’s claims to offshore resources in South China Sea

The United States on Monday rejected China’s claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, drawing criticism from China which said the U.S. position raised tension in the region, highlighting an increasingly testy relationship. China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and for years… Read More U.S. rejects China’s claims to offshore resources in South China Sea

China gives terms for participation in arms control talks

China would “be happy to” participate in trilateral arms control negotiations with the United States and Russia, but only if the United States were willing to reduce its nuclear arsenal to China’s level, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday. Washington has repeatedly called for China to join in trilateral negotiations to extend New START,… Read More China gives terms for participation in arms control talks

U.S. President Donald Trump issues order to begin revocation process of Hong Kong special privileges

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong, in response to China’s plans to impose new security legislation in the territory. Trump made the announcement at a White House news conference, saying China had broken its word over Hong Kong’s… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump issues order to begin revocation process of Hong Kong special privileges

U.S. adds dozens of Chinese companies to economic blacklist

The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and China’s military. The U.S. Commerce Department’s move marked the Trump administration’s latest efforts to crack down on companies… Read More U.S. adds dozens of Chinese companies to economic blacklist

U.S. President Donald Trump warns China of consequences over coronavirus outbreak

U.S. President Donald Trump warned China on Saturday that it should face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the coronavirus pandemic, as he ratcheted up criticism of Beijing over its handling of the outbreak. “It could have been stopped in China before it started and it wasn’t, and the whole world is suffering because… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump warns China of consequences over coronavirus outbreak

Taiwan invites U.S. journalists expelled by China

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu extended a personal invitation on Saturday for three major U.S. newspapers to station on the island their China-based journalists whose expulsion Beijing has announced. China said on March 18 it was revoking the press accreditations of all American journalists in the China bureaus of the New York Times, Wall Street… Read More Taiwan invites U.S. journalists expelled by China