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Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies

The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday (Jan. 14), imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South Chi...

US blacklists Xiaomi, CNOOC, Skyrizon, raising heat on China

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in Pre...

U.S. adds CNOOC to black list, saying it helps China intimidate neighbors

(Reuters) - The Trump administration added China's CNOOC to a U.S. economic blacklist on Thursday, accusing the oil giant of helping Beijing intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and ratchet...

US imposes sanctions on China's CNOOC oil company over South China Sea

The US government on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Chinese firms and military officials over Beijing's actions in the South China Sea. At the center of the wide-ranging sanctions was China&#...

Chinese vessels sailed near Diaoyutai Islands on 333 days in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Government vessels from China reportedly came within 24 nautical miles (44.4 kilometers) of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on 333 days last year, including one eight-day s...

In a northern town brutalized by IS, Iraq tests its power

SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — One by one, the flags belonging to a patchwork of armed forces were lowered in a northern Iraqi town once brutalized by the Islamic State group. The territorial claims symbolized b...

No breakthrough in India, China talks on border tensions

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese foreign ministry officials held another round of talks on Friday but didn’t report any breakthrough in ending a monthslong military standoff along their disputed bo...

Taiwan wants Cathay Pacific to correct wording on documents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a passenger was forced to sign a document listing Taiwan as part of China on his travel history, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) demanded Hong Kong’...

China sanctions leaders of US groups over Hong Kong actions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday said it is sanctioning leaders of U.S. government-affiliated bodies that promote democracy around the world in response to what it calls practices that “blatantly meddle...

Japan rejects China's Diaoyutai Islands sovereignty idea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government has rejected Beijing's proposal to allow only official Chinese and Japanese vessels to enter waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands....

Trump aims to box in Biden abroad, but it may not work

WASHINGTON (AP) — On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden's administration on nume...

Southeast Asian leaders begin summit amid 'major power rivalries'

Southeast Asian leaders kicked off a multilateral summit on Thursday (Nov. 12) expected to address tensions in the South China Sea and tackle plans for a post-pandemic economic recovery in a region wh...

Pompeo, in Indonesia, renews China attacks as US vote looms

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed the Trump administration’s rhetorical onslaught against China in Indonesia on Thursday as the American presidential election looms...

Pompeo, Esper to push Trump's anti-China message in India

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week before November's election, two of President Donald Trump's top national security aides will visit India for meetings focused largely on countering China's growing global...

Can Australia dump China amid trade tensions?

There are reports that Australia's coal is not wanted in China, their biggest market, with Chinese power stations and steel mills canceling orders and Chinese ports turning away Australian shipmen...