The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has worked to focus his foreign policy on China. But provocations from Russia keep pulling him away.

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Biden’s China and Climate Goals Clash Over Solar Panels

Biden’s China and Climate Goals Clash Over Solar Panels

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. tariffs on imported solar panels are set to expire, and that has the Biden administration facing a tough decision between its goal of combating climate change and its desire to wrestle high-tech manufacturing supply chains from China.

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China warns nations will ‘pay price’ for Olympic boycott

China warns nations will ‘pay price’ for Olympic boycott

This post was originally published on this siteThe US, UK, Australia and Canada won’t be sending government representatives to the Winter Olympics.

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Biden seizes the chance to make his next moves in the geopolitical chess match with China and Russia

Biden seizes the chance to make his next moves in the geopolitical chess match with China and Russia

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden this week has confronted escalating tensions with China and Russia, testing his ability to manage antagonistic leaders and forcing other countries to pick sides.

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US diplomatic boycott: What does it mean for the Olympics?

US diplomatic boycott: What does it mean for the Olympics?

This post was originally published on this site The United States has announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics to protest China’s human rights record, particularly its handling of Muslim minorities that Washington considers a form of genocide. Here’s what the move means. What is a ‘diplomatic boycott?’...

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Pentagon plans stronger US posture toward China, Russia

Pentagon plans stronger US posture toward China, Russia

This post was originally published on this site The US military will reinforce deployments and bases directed at China and Russia, while maintaining forces in the Middle East adequate to deter Iran and jihadist groups, the Pentagon said Monday, referencing results of a review. The US Defense Department will be...

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US mulls diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

US mulls diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

This post was originally published on this site President Joe Biden said Thursday he was considering a US diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, in what would be an attempt to show toughness over China’s rights abuses without impacting US athletes. That is “something we are considering,” Biden...

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Biden Climate Push Prompts Concerns About Investments in China

Biden Climate Push Prompts Concerns About Investments in China

This post was originally published on this site A U.S. agency formed to counter China’s economic expansionism is facing pressure from the Biden administration to ramp up investments in solar energy projects, including ones that source materials from China, prompting concerns from Republican lawmakers that taxpayers may be funding an...

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Key takeaways from the Xi-Biden summit

Key takeaways from the Xi-Biden summit

This post was originally published on this site Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Joe Biden held a virtual summit Tuesday, aiming to stabilise ties as tensions soar over Taiwan, human rights, and political and economic competition. After exchanging cordial greetings, leaders of the two rival superpowers had what...

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US aiming to defuse tensions in Biden-Xi summit

US aiming to defuse tensions in Biden-Xi summit

This post was originally published on this site US President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping will speak Monday at a virtual summit aimed at defusing some of the tensions that have built up over Taiwan and other flashpoint issues, but with both sides signaling little appetite for compromise. The...

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