State Department gives green light for $1.8bn arms deal to Taiwan after Beijing threatens countermeasures

The US State Department has approved a sale of advanced weaponry worth over $1.8 billion to Taiwan, the Pentagon said, leaving Congress to give final authorization as Beijing slams the deal as provocative and warns of retaliation. … Read More >State Department gives green light for $1.8bn arms deal to Taiwan after Beijing threatens countermeasures

Beijing accuses US of ‘playing the victim’ amid reports China threatened to lock up American citizens in act of retaliation

Beijing has denied reports that officials repeatedly warned they would arrest American citizens in response to the detention of Chinese academics in the US, slamming Washington for its “repression” of the Chinese researchers. … Read More >Beijing accuses US of ‘playing the victim’ amid reports China threatened to lock up American citizens in act of retaliation

China will be the only major economy to see growth this year as world braces for long recovery from Covid-19 crisis – IMF

With most of the world facing a deep recession due to the coronavirus pandemic, China will be the only major economy to climb back from the depths of the historic crisis in 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). … Read More >China will be the only major economy to see growth this year as world braces for long recovery from Covid-19 crisis – IMF

Philippines lifts ban on oil exploration in South China Sea opening door to potential energy deal with Beijing

The Philippines is lifting a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea that could lead to the Philippines and China potentially creating a joint venture to explore for resources. … Read More >Philippines lifts ban on oil exploration in South China Sea opening door to potential energy deal with Beijing

China accuses US of undermining stability after US Navy destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait

Beijing has slammed the United States for seriously undermining stability in the Taiwan Strait after a US Navy destroyer sailed through the waters. Washington claims the USS Barry had been conducting a “routine transit.” … Read More >China accuses US of undermining stability after US Navy destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait

Pompeo Claims US-North Korean Diplomacy ‘Successful’ Despite Pyongyang’s Recent ICBM Display

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserts that the world should be more concerned about the missile tests of China, rather than those of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), despite recent footage showing Pyongyang’s new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). … Read More >Pompeo Claims US-North Korean Diplomacy ‘Successful’ Despite Pyongyang’s Recent ICBM Display