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China

China Keeps Fooling Washington with Empty Climate Promises

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met in Shanghai in April with China’s Climate Change Envoy Xie Zhenhua. Although China joined the U.S. in a joint statement committing to address climate change, it was evidently a fruitless meeting. Just one month later, Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that trusting China’s climate change promises would be

International

Pacific Rim leaders discuss economic way out of pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among Pacific Rim leaders gathering virtually to discuss strategies to help economies rebound from a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will chair the special leaders’ meeting Friday of the 21-member Asia-Pacific

China

Biden backs Trump rejection of China’s South China Sea claim

The Biden administration on Sunday upheld a Trump-era rejection of nearly all of China’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea. The administration also warned China that any attack on the Philippines in the flashpoint region would draw a U.S. response under a mutual defense treaty. The stern message from Secretary of State Antony

Opinion

Opinion: President Biden Too Compromised to Handle China Cover-Up

After recklessly ending former President Donald Trump and Secretary Mike Pompeo’s investigation to prove the coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab, President Joe Biden has finally been forced to reverse course. By ordering U.S. intelligence agencies to determine the origins of COVID-19 so late in the game, America’s weak and compromised president is providing that he cannot be trusted

International

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while fighting climate change and backing a minimum tax on multinational firms. At the group’s

COVID-19

Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory. After months of minimizing that possibility as a fringe theory, the Biden administration is joining worldwide pressure for China to be more open

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