Senior Chinese Diplomat Yang Jiechi: China-U.S. Interactions Need to be Restored

Senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to focus on cooperation and manage differences in bilateral ties so as to bring the relationship back to its former course of sound and steady development. Yang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made

By |2021-02-02T09:36:43+03:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Diplomacy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

U.S. Advice its Citizens in Burma to take Necessary Precautions Including Personal Security Plans

Following Military Coup in the Myanmar United States advise all U.S. citizens to review personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, and monitor the news for updates. Press Release THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S.

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Enters South China Sea amid Taiwan Tensions

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the South China Sea January 23 to conduct routine operations. The TRCSG is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet to ensure freedom of the seas, build partnerships that foster maritime security, and conduct a wide range of operations. “After sailing through these waters throughout

By |2021-01-24T11:47:18+03:00January 24th, 2021|Categories: South China Sea|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Proposes Four Suggestions on Iranian Nuclear Issue

On December 21, 2020, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended a video conference of foreign ministers on the Iranian nuclear issue. The meeting was chaired by the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, French Foreign

The San Francisco System: The Network of Bilateral Alliance Pursued by the United States in East Asia

The San Francisco System (also known as the "Hub and Spokes" architecture) is a network of bilateral alliance pursued by the United States in East Asia, after the end of World War II[1] - the United States as a 'hub', and Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Australia as 'spokes'.[2] The system is made

By |2020-12-19T18:31:00+03:00December 19th, 2020|Categories: Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

U.S. Moves to Protect Investors from China’s Firms

The People’s Republic of China has long prohibited Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges from complying with U.S. regulatory requirements designed to protect investors, claiming compliance would violate PRC laws on national security information. The failure to meet basic disclosure requirements has enabled companies like Luckin Coffee Inc. to mislead investors. In April, the

The Return Capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Touched Down on Earth

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. The spacecraft landed in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, at 1:59 a.m. (Beijing

New Zealand, U.S. Navies Operate Together in Eastern Pacific

The Royal New Zealand Navy Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted combined operations in the eastern Pacific, Dec. 8-9. Te Kaha is underway for the first time since her nearly three-year frigate system upgrade. “One of the last operational activities Te Kaha did before

Francis Fannon: We see Vietnam as having a Leading Role in the Region in a lot of Ways

Teleconference with Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources Moderator:  Thank you.  Good day, everyone, from the U.S. Department of State’s Asia-Pacific Media Hub in Manila.  I’m Zia Syed, the Hub Director, and I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in for this briefing. Today, we are pleased to be joined from Washington, DC,

North Korea’s Unusual Silence on Biden’s Victory

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defeat to Joe Biden in the U.S. Presidential election is certainly not good news in Pyongyang. Without a doubt, North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un would prefer to continue the personalist diplomacy by exchanging the “love letters” with Trump rather than having to cope with Biden’s “strategic patience”. Pyongyang has so far

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