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U.S. rethinks steps on China tariffs in wake of Taiwan response: Reuters

China's war games around Taiwan have led Biden administration officials to recalibrate their thinking on whether to scrap some tariffs or potentially impose others on Beijing, setting those option...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 8 The Wall Street Journal on Trump's Senate nominees: Donald Trump now has t...

China-US tensions: how global trade began splitting into two blocs

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has elicited a strong response from China: three days of simulated attack on Taiwan with further drills announced, plus a withdrawal from critical ongoing ...

EXPLAINER: On China, US and climate, action, not talk is key

The last two agreements the world made to battle climate change came only after the United States and China, by far the two biggest carbon polluters, made deals with each other. Now the successful dyn...

Germany's China-Taiwan dilemma

When Shieh Jhy-Wey looks out his office window, he can see the German Cathedral in Berlin. From where he sits in the Taipei Representative Office, it is less than a half-hour walk to the Embassy of th...

EU's Borrell defends energy strategy as Russian gas revenues soar

The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Friday hit back at criticism over the bloc's energy policy, telling DW that EU states have cut their imports of Russian gas by 50% si...

Don't 'play with fire' over Taiwan, China's Xi warns in call with Biden

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, July 28 (Reuters) - Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned against playing with fire over Taiwan in a call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's concerns ...

Biden, Xi could meet in person, US official says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping are exploring meeting in person, a senior administration official said after the leaders spent more than two hours on Thursday talking thro...

Biden looks to tamp down Taiwan tension during China Xi call

U.S. President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping may hold their fifth call as leaders as soon as Thursday, as concerns rise over a possible visit to Chinese-claimed Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nan...

Biden, Xi holding talks as concerns over Pelosi visiting Taiwan grow

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden are holding the fifth phone-call of their presidencies on Thursday against the backdrop of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi potentially planning a ...

China rejects report it tried to obtain Federal Reserve data

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Wednesday rejected as a “political lie” a report by The Wall Street Journal that Beijing tried to recruit informants in the Federal Reserve system to obtain U.S. e...

Xi, Biden to speak as possible Pelosi Taiwan visit looms

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to speak with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time in four months, with a wide range of bilateral and international issues on the t...

Japan to join 'Garuda Shield' military drills for first time

TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) - Japanese defence forces will participate for the first time in military exercises in Indonesia next month alongside the United States and Australia, Japanese Prime Minister ...

Biden, Xi to hold talks amid new tensions over Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will speak Thursday, according to a U.S. official, their first conversation in four months coming amid new tension between Washington and Beijing ...

US to plant 1 billion trees as climate change kills forests

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday said the government will plant more than one billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the U.S. West, as official...