Category: US-China Relations

GOP Senators Urge SEC to Investigate Chinese Companies on American Stock Exchanges

A group of Republican lawmakers are urging the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, to investigate Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges, after “billions of dollars were snatched” from American investors following a crackdown on firms by officials in China. Senators John Kennedy (R-La.) Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Marsha Blackburn […]

US Condemns Beijing’s ‘Harsh’ Treatment of Reporters Covering Floods in Central China

Washington expressed deep concern over the “increasingly harsh” surveillance, harassment, and intimidation that endangered U.S. and other foreign reporters in China, including those covering recent floods in its central territory, the State Department said on July 29. “The PRC government claims to welcome foreign media and support their work, but its actions tell a different […]

Beijing’s Crackdown on Education Institutions Causes Hong Kong, US Stocks to Plunge

The Chinese regime recently imposed strict regulations on after-school education institutions, in a bid to stop paid tutoring services offered by teachers for core school subjects. The news caused panic among investors, leading Hong Kong and U.S. education stocks to plummet. After Chinese authorities imposed the new regulations, Hong Kong shares fell by 1,105 points on […]

Risking China’s Anger, Blinken Meets Representative of Dalai Lama in India

NEW DELHI—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, drawing an angry response from Beijing. Blinken met briefly with Ngodup Dongchung, who presented him with a scarf from the Dalai Lama, a senior State Department official said. Dongchung serves as a representative of the Central […]

Blinken Meets Representative of Dalai Lama in India Amid Tensions With China

NEW DELHI—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, drawing an angry response from Beijing. Blinken met briefly with Ngodup Dongchung, who presented him with a scarf from the Dalai Lama, a senior State Department official said. Dongchung serves as a representative of the Central […]

China’s New Ambassador to US Tones Down Rhetoric Days After Testy US-China Meetings

The Chinese regime’s new envoy to the United States adopted a placating tone upon his arrival in Washington on July 28, just two days after high-ranking Chinese diplomats blasted a visiting Biden official over a range of alleged U.S. “wrongdoings.” Qin Gang, a veteran diplomat, called for continued engagement between the two countries. The ambassador, […]

China’s New Ambassador to US Tones Down Rhetoric Days After Testy US–China Meetings

The Chinese regime’s new envoy to the United States adopted a placating tone upon his arrival in Washington on July 28, just two days after high-ranking Chinese diplomats denounced a visiting Biden official over a range of alleged U.S. “wrongdoings.” Qin Gang, a veteran diplomat, called for continued engagement between the two countries. The ambassador, […]

China Diplomatic Standoff Requires Tougher Stand From US

Commentary Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman went to China for a meeting with State Councilor Wang Yi on July 26. The meeting was declared a stalemate by the Chinese side before the end of negotiations. It was billed as a high-level attempt to avoid conflict, after a disastrous U.S.-China meeting in Alaska in March, […]

US Congressmen Reach Back Into Cold War Armory to Respond to China

WASHINGTON—Democratic and Republican congressmen on July 28 introduced a bill that aims to revive an arm of the old U.S. Cold War arsenal to improve understanding of China and potentially other strategic rivals of the United States. The House bill, introduced by Democratic Representatives Joaquin Castro and Bill Keating and Republicans Mike Gallagher and Brian […]

Blinken Calls for an Interference-Free Investigation Into the COVID-19 Origin, Backing WHO’s Proposal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 28, backing the latter’s proposal to further investigate the origin of the pandemic, which was believed to have originated in China. “Secretary Blinken affirmed U.S. support for the WHO’s plans to conduct additional studies into the COVID-19 origins, including in […]