Mỹ quan ngại hoạt động ‘gây bất ổn’ của Trung Quốc ở Biển Đông

07/08/2020    09:03 GMT+7 vietnamnet

Điện đàm với người đồng cấp Trung Quốc, Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Mỹ đã bày tỏ quan ngại về hoạt động ‘gây bất ổn’ của Bắc Kinh ở Biển Đông và gần Đài Loan.

Bắt cóc con tin chớp nhoáng tại PhápPhilippines thành vùng dịch Covid-19 lớn nhất Đông Nam ÁTrung Quốc sẽ ra sao nếu thảm họa ập xuống sông Dương Tử?

Theo hãng tin Reuters, thông tin trên được Lầu Năm Góc công bố hôm 6/8. Đây là cuộc điện đàm đầu tiên giữa ông Esper và Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Trung Quốc Ngụy Phượng Hòa kể từ tháng 3 tới nay. Cuộc điện đàm diễn ra trong lúc quan hệ hai bên đang ở mức thấp nhất trong hàng chục năm qua.

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Trump Issues Executive Orders Against Chinese Owners Of TikTok And WeChat

Aug 6, 2020,09:51pm EDT

Jack Brewster Forbes Staff Business I’m a news reporter for Forbes.

Updated Aug 6, 2020, 10:33pm EDT

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that will prohibit Americans from doing business with ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, and a similar order that bans transactions involving WeChat, a social messaging app, with its owner, Tencent, beginning September 20, in an effort to bar the China-owned social media platforms from the U.S. due to national security concerns.

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Australia’s Morrison says US-China war no longer inconceivable

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Prime minister also says stronger Indo-Pacific alliance with like-minded nations is a ‘critical priority’ for Australia.

Australia's Scott Morrison, standing, walks past China's Xi Jinping during the G20 leaders' meeting in Japan last year [File: Lukas Coch via EPA]
Australia’s Scott Morrison, standing, walks past China’s Xi Jinping during the G20 leaders’ meeting in Japan last year [File: Lukas Coch via EPA]

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said his government held a less dramatic view of US-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential “hot war” before US presidential elections in November, but added that a conflict is no longer inconceivable.

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U.S. to Act on China Software Beyond TikTok, Pompeo Says

By Tony Czuczka August 2, 2020, 10:14 PM GMT+7 Updated on  Bloomberg

  •  Republican senators line up in favor of Microsoft purchase
  •  Mnuchin says Democratic leaders agree new approach needed

The Trump administration will announce measures shortly against “a broad array” of Chinese-owned software deemed to pose national-security risks, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.

The comments suggest a possible widening of U.S. measures beyond TikTok, the popular music-video app owned by ByteDance Ltd., one of China’s biggest tech companies. President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he plans to ban TikTok from the U.S., but his decision hasn’t been announced. Pompeo signaled he expects a Trump announcement “shortly.” Chinese newspapers slammed a potential ban on TikTok.

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Singapore PM: U.S.-Chinese Relations at ‘Very Dangerous’ Level

Lee Hsien Loong at the G20 on Dec. 1, 2018

The relationship between Washington and Beijing has sunk to such a “very dangerous” level with no sign of tensions easing after the next U.S. presidential election, the prime minister of Singapore said Tuesday. Tiếp tục đọc “Singapore PM: U.S.-Chinese Relations at ‘Very Dangerous’ Level”

US puts record number of eyes in the skies off China coast in July

  • Beijing-based think tank counts 50 sorties by American military aircraft over South China Sea in first three weeks
  • Numerous reconnaissance flights have ventured close to Chinese airspace on southern coast
American E-8C surveillance planes have made multiple flights close to the Chinese coast in the past week. Photo: Handout
American E-8C surveillance planes have made multiple flights close to the Chinese coast in the past week. Photo: Handout

News Analysis: How bad could U.S.-China relations get?

President Trump, left, Michael R. Pompeo, Steven T. Mnuchin and Robert Lighthizer walk to the White House Rose Garden May 29.

By ALICE SUTRACY WILKINSONJULY 26, 202010:29 AMBEIJING —   LATimes

Fears are rising on both sides of the Pacific that the U.S. and China could be headed for a total breakdown of relations and even outright conflict within the next few months.

As the two powers ordered the closure of each other’s consulates in Houston and Chengdu last week amid allegations of espionage, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for the end of “engagement,” a policy that has defined U.S.-China relations for nearly five decades — and is considered one of the Republican establishment’s most important foreign-policy achievements in recent history.

“We, the freedom-loving nations of the world, must induce China to change,” Pompeo said in a speech delivered Thursday at a pointedly chosen site, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. Nixon was the first president to reach out to China, in 1972.

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Singaporean Yeo Jun Wei pleads guilty in US to working for Chinese intelligence

  • Yeo Jun Wei, also known as Dickson Yeo, admitted to using his business as a front for collecting information
  • He was recruited by Chinese intelligence while working as an academic at the National University of Singapore
The Chinese flag flies behind barbed wire at the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco. Photo: AFP
The Chinese flag flies behind barbed wire at the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco. Photo: AFP
A Singapore national on Friday pleaded guilty to using his political consultancy in the United States as a front to collect information for Chinese intelligence, the US Justice Department announced.

Yeo Jun Wei, also known as Dickson Yeo, entered his plea in federal court in Washington to one charge of operating illegally as a foreign agent.

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US Secretary of State Pompeo Delivers a Speech on China at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library (July 23, 2020) – US Attorney General Barr’s Remarks on China Policy at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum (July 17, 2020)

US Secretary of State Pompeo Delivers a Speech on China at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library (July 23, 2020)

 
Also, Secretary Pompeo remarks to the media (July 16, 2020)

 
Secretary Pompeo Delivers a Speech on “Unalienable Rights and the Securing of Freedom” (July 16, 2020) at min. 11:18

 
Attorney General Barr’s Remarks on China Policy at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum (July 17, 2020)

Rapid deterioration of US-China relations

Excerpt from wikipedia

Rapid deterioration[edit]

See also: Second Cold War

Michael D. Swaine argued in 2019 that:The U.S.-China relationship is confronting its most daunting challenge in the forty years since the two countries established diplomatic ties. Current trends portend steadily worsening relations over the long term, with increasingly adverse consequences for all actors involved. Specifically, Beijing and Washington are transitioning from a sometimes contentious yet mutually beneficial relationship to an increasingly antagonistic, mutually destructive set of interactions. The often positive and optimistic forces, interests, and beliefs that sustained bilateral ties for decades are giving way to undue pessimism, hostility, and a zero-sum mindset in almost every area of engagement.[200]

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Chinese fugitive taken into custody as US claims Houston consulate was a part of espionage network

By Kylie AtwoodNicole Gaouette and Jennifer Hansler, CNN

Updated 1924 GMT (0324 HKT) July 24, 2020

Washington (CNN)Senior US government officials said Friday that a Chinese scientist who had been hiding in the country’s San Francisco consulate after accusations of visa fraud is now in US custody and also charged that Beijing has been using its diplomatic outposts to run an espionage network to steal intellectual property from US businesses, universities and research centers.Tang Juan, a researcher who said she was focusing on biology, “was a fugitive from justice until last night,” a senior Justice Department official said, but has now been charged in Sacramento. The circumstances of Tang’s arrest were not clear, but she has not been charged with espionage.US officials made the announcement just hours before Washington’s deadline for Beijing to shutter its consulate in Houston, a move that triggered China to retaliate Friday by demanding the US close its consulate in Chengdu.Prosecutors earlier this week said that Tang concealed her connection to China’s military in order to enter the US, lied to federal investigators about those links and subsequently tried to avoid arrest by taking refuge in the San Francisco consulate.During an interview with FBI agents on June 20, “Tang denied serving in the Chinese military, claimed she did not know the meaning of the insignia on her uniform, and that wearing a military uniform was required for attendance at FMMU because it was a military school,” attorneys wrote in a July 20 court filing.

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China vows to retaliate after U.S. orders closure of its consulate in Houston

Traffic moves against the backdrop of the Houston skyline on Saturday, June 27, 2020. (Callaghan O’hare/Bloomberg)

By Anna Fifield July 22, 2020 at 5:14 p.m. GMT+7 Washington Post

CHANGSHA, China — The United States has ordered China to close its consulate general in Houston “in order to protect American intellectual property and American’s private information,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Wednesday.

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US rejects nearly all Chinese claims to territory in South China Sea

 09:14 | 14/07/2020 , Vietnam Times

Secretary of United State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a formal rejection of “most” of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, marking the turning point as Washington officially directs to Beijing’s ambition to assert control in the strategic waters.

us secretary of state pompeo criticizes chinese bullying in regional waters US Secretary of State Pompeo criticizes Chinese ‘bullying’ in regional waters
international opinions regarding south china sea dispute at asean regional security conference International opinions regarding South China Sea dispute at ASEAN regional security conference
chinas simultaneous drills in 3 asia seas while threatening that beijing has many anti aircraft carrier weapons China’s simultaneous drills in 3 Asia seas while threatening that “Beijing has many anti-aircraft carrier weapons”
us rejects nearly all chinese claims to territory in south china sea
Chinese maritime claims outside its internationally recognized waters are illegitimate. Photo: Andy Wong/AP

Accordingly, the administration presented the decision as an attempt to curb China’s increasing assertiveness in the region with a commitment to recognizing international law. But it will almost certainly have the more immediate effect of further infuriating the Chinese, who are already retaliating against numerous U.S. sanctions and other penalties on other matters.The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea, reported Military Times. Tiếp tục đọc “US rejects nearly all Chinese claims to territory in South China Sea”