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Australia tells U.S. it has no intention of injuring important China ties

29 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON The United States and close ally Australia held high-level talks on China and agreed on the need to uphold a rules-based global order, but the Australian foreign minister stressed Canberra's relationship with Beijing was important and it had no intention of hurting it. | Video

Houston consulate one of worst offenders in Chinese espionage, say U.S. officials

25 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON China's Houston consulate, which is due to be closed on Friday, has been one of the worst offenders in terms of Chinese espionage in the United States and its actions went well over the line of what was acceptable, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

Houston consulate one of worst offenders in Chinese espionage, say U.S. officials

24 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON China's Houston consulate, which is due to be closed on Friday, has been one of the worst offenders in terms of Chinese espionage in the United States and its actions went well over the line of what was acceptable, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

Pompeo urges more assertive approach to 'Frankenstein' China

24 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China on Thursday and said Washington and its allies must use "more creative and assertive ways" to press the Chinese Communist Party to change its ways, calling it the "mission of our time." | Video

China warns it 'must' retaliate after closure of Houston consulate

23 Jul 2020

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China said the U.S. move to close its Houston consulate this week had "severely harmed" relations and warned it "must" retaliate, without detailing what it would do.

U.S. gives China 72 hours to shut Houston consulate, Trump says other closures 'always possible'

23 Jul 2020

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The United States gave China 72 hours to close its consulate in Houston amid accusations of spying, marking a dramatic deterioration in relations between the world's two biggest economies. | Video

Attorney General Barr takes aim at Hollywood, Disney for censoring films to appease China

16 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON, July 16 U.S. Attorney General William Barr took aim at Hollywood companies, including Walt Disney Co. on Thursday, saying they have routinely caved into pressure and censored their films "to appease the Chinese Communist Party."

Pompeo says U.S. to impose visa curbs on Huawei over rights

15 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China on Wednesday, saying the United States would impose visa restrictions on Chinese firms like Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that he accused of facilitating human-rights violations.

U.S. says room for sanctions in response to China in South China Sea

15 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia warned on Tuesday that Washington could respond with sanctions against Chinese officials and enterprises involved in coercion in the South China Sea after the United States announced a tougher stance to Beijing's claims there.

Pompeo calls Hong Kong law an 'affront to all nations'

02 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the new security law China has imposed on Hong Kong was an affront to all nations and Washington would continue to implement President Donald Trump's directive to end the territory's special status.

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