Blinken says US ready to increase diplomacy with China in “this charged moment of the world”

Washington CNN – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken outlined the Biden administration’s strategy towards China, seeking to refocus attention on what he called “the most serious long-term challenge to the international order.” In a lengthy speech delivered at George Washington University Thursday, the top US diplomat outlined the administration’s approach as “invest, align, compete,” … Read more

China’s bet on homegrown mRNA vaccines holds back nation

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – China is trying to navigate its biggest coronavirus outbreak without a tool it could have adopted several months ago, the kind of vaccines that have proven to offer the best protection against the worst outcomes from COVID-19. As early as the spring of 2020 a Chinese pharmaceutical company, Fosun Pharma, reached … Read more

China-Taiwan conflict: What you need to know

Hong Kong CNN – US President Joe Biden’s warning the US would defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression has made headlines around the world – and put growing tensions between the small democratic island and its neighboring autocratic superpower back under the spotlight. Less than a decade ago, ties seemed to be on the mend as … Read more

In Asia, economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

In Asia, economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan

Tokyo – President Biden said Monday the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-governed island was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a joint … Read more

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan

Tokyo – President Biden said Monday the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-governed island was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a joint … Read more