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U.S., Chinese presidents to hold virtual summit by year’s end

Presidents of the U.S. and China, Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, will hold a virtual summit by the end of the year. It will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Biden was elected as the U.S. president.

US, China agree to abide by Taiwan agreement

US President Joe Biden and his china’s counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to abide by an agreement on Taiwan amid recent tensions, Washington says.

China warns U.S. against “Taiwan independence” attempts

China will take all necessary measures to crush any "Taiwan independence" attempts, Beijing warns. The warning follows US urging China to halt what Washington calls ‘military, diplomatic and economic pressure’ on Taiwan.

Report: China, US officials to meet in Switzerland soon

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Director of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee Yang Jiechi, will hold talks in Switzerland this week, The South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday.

US threatens China over ‘pressure on Taiwan’

The United States has warned China against quote military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan. Beijing considers the island as part of the People’s Republic of China.

China urges US to drop s “long-arm jurisdiction” regarding Iran

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, in reply to a question about Beijing’s oil purchase from Tehran, said China’s trade with Iran is conducted within international law. Beijing also called for removing all sanctions against Tehran.

China warns of the return to cold War era, citing AUKUS

The US-UK-Australia military bloc has heightened geopolitical tensions as well as risks of a return of the Cold War, potential arms race and nuclear proliferation, China warns.

Beijing rejects western media reports over safely in China

Beijing refuted rumors spread by western Countries and media over quote dangers threatening foreign travelers visiting China. The allegations come as China has recently freed two Canadians after the U.S. struck a deal for the release of Huawei’s chief financial officer.

China’s FM meets NATO, UN chiefs via video link

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met online with the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Beijing says Washington, allies exaggerating China threat

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson says the US and some of its allies are hyping up the danger purportedly posed by Beijing. The official also blasted a security pact between the United States, Australia, India and Japan, saying it aims to confront China.

Taiwan seeking weapons against China

Taiwan’s Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Monday the island needs to develop its missile capability to counter China’s possible threats. China regards Taiwan as its territory and has repeatedly warned against any move that could violate its sovereignty.

China condemns UK warship sailing off Taiwan Strait

The China's military has strongly blasted the United Kingdom's navy for transiting through the Taiwan Strait, warning such moves threaten peace and stability in the sensitive region.

China’s Xi sends congratulatory letter to Taiwan leader

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory message to the newly elected leader of Taiwan's main opposition party. Xi has also described the situation between China and Taiwan as “grim” and "complex".

China urges U.S. to lift sanctions on Iran

China called on the United States to redress the wrong policy of maximum pressure on Iran and to remove all illegal sanctions against Tehran.

Chinese scientists claim Covid first spread in US, not Wuhan

Chinese scientists claimed that coronavirus was present in the United States before the first cases in Wuhan, China, were publicly identified.

China says Asia-Pacific doesn’t need ‘submarines and gunpowder’

The Asia-Pacific does not need “submarines and gunpowder”, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson said, slamming the trilateral security pact between the US, the UK, and Australia, dubbed AUKUS.

Russia: Iran’s SCO membership ‘very useful decision’

Moscow regards Tehran's accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) a very useful decision, and its SCO partners share this opinion, a Russian diplomat says.

US commander: Russia primary ‘military threat’

Despite increased worries and fears about China, Russia continues to be the primary military threat for America, because Moscow has access to more advanced weaponry than Beijing, the head of the US Northern Command says.

Most Europeans say US in cold war with China, Russia

The majority of European citizens believe a new cold war is under way between the US and its geopolitical rivals, China and Russia, according to a new research report.

China, Russia, Pakistan envoys meet Taliban officials

Special envoys of China, Russia and Pakistan held talks with top officials of the Taliban interim government and other senior Afghan leaders to discuss the recent developments in the war-ravaged country.

Moscow’s security chief: AUKUS security pact against Russia, China

A top Russian official described the AUKUS alliance of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States as another military bloc directed against Moscow and Beijing.

Xi calls for jointly addressing global challenges

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for bolstering confidence and jointly addressing global threats and challenges to build a better world for all.

France: US instigating confrontation with China

French Defence Minister Florence Parly accused the United States of attempting to instigate confrontation with China, amid the growing tension over a security deal between Canberra and Washington.

Biden and Johnson agree on approach to Russia and China

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the US President Joe Biden agreed that the approach to Russia and China should be based on the common values shared by both London and Washington, the PM's spokesman said following talks between the two leaders in Washington on Wednesday.

UN General Assembly Session Opportunity for Intl. Convergence: Analyst

A political analyst says the United Nations General Assembly meeting is an ideal opportunity for countries to reinforce their alliances and resolve their differences.

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