(Reuters) – President Donald Trump can return to the United States claiming to have snagged over $250 billion in deals from his maiden trip to Beijing. Whether those deals live up to the lofty price tag is another question altogether. Continue reading “Trump’s $250 billion China ‘miracle’ adds gloss to ‘off-kilter’ trade”
Military relations between China and the United States are a positive force in ties, and China wants to deepen mutual trust and cooperation, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump.
BEIJING: Military relations between China and the United States are a positive force in ties, and China wants to deepen mutual trust and cooperation, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Both countries have worked hard to improve interaction between their militaries to avoid any miscalculations in areas like the South China Sea where both regularly fly military aircraft and sail warships. Continue reading “China says defence ties inject “positive energy” into US relations”
Stephen Wynn, who has financial interests in China, seems to be doing Beijing’s bidding.
New revelations about the Chinese government’s attempt to forcibly repatriate a Chinese fugitive show an assertive Beijing benefitting from a U.S. administration at odds with itself. But who is that American casino mogul who has apparently become the Chinese government’s backchannel to the White House? It turns out he’s a businessman beholden to Beijing and willing to press their case in the corridors of power in Washington — and he has just the ticket. Continue reading “The Chinese Have Cracked the Code for Communicating With Trump”
Donald Trump called for the deportation of a Chinese dissident living in the US, after receiving a request from Beijing hand-delivered by a casino owner with business interests in China, according to a US report.
The Wall Street Journal described a Chinese government attempt to put pressure on Guo Wengui, a real estate tycoon living in exile in New York, to halt his allegations of corruption in high places in China. Continue reading “Trump sought dissident’s expulsion after hand-delivered letter from China – report”
Việc Hội đồng Bảo an Liên Hợp Quốc (“HĐBA”) vừa thông qua nghị quyết do Mỹ đề nghị trừng phạt Bắc Hàn được xem là một thắng lợi lớn cho cộng đồng quốc tế trong vấn đề ứng xử với Bắc Hàn ngỗ ngáo và nguy hiểm. Đây cũng là một dấu hiệu cho thấy Trung Quốc đang cố gắng đi cùng Mỹ và cộng đồng thế giới: Trung Quốc không dùng quyền phủ quyết của mình tại HĐBA để chống lại mọi người.
TQ đột nhiên trở thành anh chàng tử tế và có trách nhiệm? TQ hiểu là một Bắc Hàn điên rồ có tự do là một đại họa cho thế giới? Continue reading “Việt Nam cần đồng minh quân sự”
North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the United States and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures.
The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency, adding it would take “righteous action” in return.
“We will not put our self-defensive nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table” while it faced threats from Washington, it said, “and will never take a single step back from strengthening our nuclear might”.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday a US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports from North Korea worth more than $1bn.
The triggering event late July, North Korea’s latest test of ballistic missiles, had the international community and experts concerned. Along with the North Korean government, they say the missiles can reach different parts of the US.
Top diplomats meet in Manila
Meanwhile, several Asian foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, are currently gathered in the Philippine capital, Manila, for an ASEAN regional summit. Continue reading “North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’”
The Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday the US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports worth more than $1bn. Continue reading “UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions”
China’s UN envoy has said it is primarily up to the United States and North Korea, not Beijing, to reduce tensions and work towards resuming talks to end Pyongyang’s nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes.
Liu Jieyi’s remark came on Monday after US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was “very disappointed” China had done “nothing” for Washington with regards to North Korea who a day earlier conducted its second test this month of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Jieyi said “[the US and North Korea] hold the primary responsibility to keep things moving, to start moving in the right direction, not China”.
“No matter how capable China is, China’s efforts will not yield practical results because it depends on the two principal parties,” Liu said, speaking at a news conference marking the end of Beijing’s presidency of the UN Security Council in July. Continue reading “China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves”
WASHINGTON: The United States slapped unprecedented sanctions on Thursday (Jun 29) on a Chinese bank accused of laundering North Korean cash after President Donald Trump said Beijing’s efforts to put the brakes on Pyongyang’s nuclear drive had failed. Continue reading “US sanctions Chinese bank for laundering N Korean cash”
Two Chinese fighter jets buzzed a US navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 180 metres (200 yards) of the American aircraft, according to US officials. Continue reading “US says Chinese jets ‘unsafely’ intercepted surveillance plane”
China systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in the country from 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, according to a report by The New York Times.
The Times, quoting 10 current and former US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. Continue reading “China ‘killed or jailed 18 to 20 US spies’ since 2010”
China has denied US allegations that two of its fighter jets intercepted an American “radiation-sniffing” plane earlier this week, saying that its aircraft were acting “in accordance with the law”.
“Related remarks from the US side are inconsistent with fact,” the Chinese defence ministry said in a statement posted to its website late on Friday.
“On 17 May, a US reconnaissance aircraft was carrying out an operation in airspace over the Chinese Yellow Sea (the northern part of the East China sea), and Chinese aircraft acted to identify and investigate in accordance with the law,” the statement said, calling the action “professional” and “safe”.
The US air force said in an earlier statement on Friday that its plane, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a “routine mission” in international airspace when it was intercepted by two Chinese Sukhoi SU-30 fighter aircrafts.
The WC-135 is a so-called “sniffer plane” designed to scan the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity.
“The WC-135 was operating in accordance with international law. While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the US aircrew characterised the intercept as unprofessional,” the US air force said.
Mid-air interceptions occur routinely in international airspace, but the US military will often call out foreign pilots if it judges the manoeuvres to be risky or unprofessional.
Meanwhile, China urged the US to halt such reconnaissance exercises in order to prevent future incidents.
“The American military’s frequent reconnaissance operations are the root cause of security issues between the Chinese and US navy and air forces,” the Chinese defence ministry’s statement said.
Two Chinese fighter jets have carried out what the US military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying over the East China Sea.
US officials told CNN that one of the Sukhoi Su-30 jets that approached the WC-135 plane on Wednesday was flying upside down, coming as close as 46 metres. Continue reading “Chinese jet ‘flies upside down’ over US spy plane”
- Kỳ 1: Triều Tiên – Vì sao căng thẳng?
- Kỳ 2: Sóng ngầm ở Hội đồng Bảo an
- Kỳ 3: Bình Nhưỡng có gì trong tay?
- Kỳ 4: Tình hình Triều Tiên có thể cứu vãn?
- Kỳ 5: Chìa khóa “made in China”
Triều Tiên – Vì sao căng thẳng?
17/04/2017 11:33 GMT+7
TTO – Bình Nhưỡng đã năm lần thử hạt nhân và hơn chục lần bắn thử các loại tên lửa. Không biết bao nhiêu lời răn đe, không biết bao nhiêu biện pháp trừng phạt đã được công bố nhưng có vẻ đâu vẫn hoàn đấy. Vì sao vậy?
|Binh lính Triều Tiên trong lễ duyệt binh ngày 15-4 – Ảnh: Reuters|
- Posted 12 Apr 2017 12:20
- Updated 12 Apr 2017 19:07
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and China’s President Xi Jinping walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean peninsula in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group steamed towards the region.
Trump’s call with Xi, just days after they met in the United States, came as an influential state-run Chinese newspaper warned that the Korean peninsula was the closest it has been to a “military clash” since North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006. Continue reading “China’s Xi calls for peaceful resolution of N Korea tensions in call with Trump”