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Year-end could see return to North Korea 'provocations,' says U.S. envoy Biegun

20 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday a year-end deadline North Korea has set for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks was an artificial one, but could mean a return to "provocative" steps that preceded the past two years of diplomacy.

Pompeo says U.S. concerned about Hong Kong violence, says China must honor freedoms

19 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is gravely concerned about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, urging the city's government to address public concerns and China to honor its promises of liberties. | Video

Pompeo says U.S. concerned about Hong Kong violence, says China must honour freedoms

19 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is gravely concerned about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, urging the city's government to address public concerns and China to honour its promises of liberties. | Video

Suspend Hong Kong status in event of China crackdown - U.S. commission

15 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday.

Congress should protect U.S. investors from risky Chinese listings - commission

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday.

Suspend Hong Kong status in event of China crackdown - U.S. commission

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday.

Exclusive: U.S.-China trade deal signing could be delayed to December; London a possible venue - source

07 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue, a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S.-China trade deal signing could be delayed until December -U.S. source

06 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue, a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday.

Effort in U.S. Congress to rein in China on Hong Kong protests faces obstacles

05 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON A push in the U.S. Congress for legislation to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and pressure China to refrain from a violent crackdown faces an array of obstacles, raising questions about the prospect it will ever become law.

U.S. North Korea envoy Biegun nominated for No. 2 job at State Department

01 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, a widely respected foreign policy veteran, to become the next deputy secretary of state.

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'Everyone was in the loop' about Ukraine pressure campaign

A U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that "everyone was in the loop" about a Trump administration effort to get Ukraine to carry out investigations that might ultimately benefit U.S. President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.