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US signals flexibility and pragmatism to China

Asiatimes 16 Jun 2021
The European countries have their own plans, welcoming US leadership and resuscitating trans-Atlanticism while not jeopardizing their cooperation with China ... That was the signal in Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s call with China’s top official on foreign affairs, Yang Jiechi, on June 11, on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.
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Nato leaders join Biden and toughen stance toward China

Irish Independent 16 Jun 2021
The decision by Nato leaders to pivot their alliance to a more confrontational stance toward China, will be seen as a landmark shift ... The allies agreed in their closing communiqué that “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order.”.
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Top Trump officials pushed the Covid-19 lab-leak theory. Investigators had doubts.

Yahoo Daily News 16 Jun 2021
The goal, officials said, was in part to pressure China to allow the U.S ... to see how China reacts to it.” ... The secretary was working every day to get out information to the American public so they knew what he knew about China’s malfeasant behavior.” Rogin said he stood by the reporting in his column and book.
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China and G7 Spar, NATO Weighs In

The American Spectator 16 Jun 2021
Heads of state from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan at the Group of Seven (G7) Summit this past week have issued tougher messaging on China compared to their relative silence in recent months ... Four direct mentions of China. ... – South & East China Sea, Taiwan Strait pic.twitter.com/NTMlqPnJkI.
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China accuses Nato of inflating ‘threat theory’

Dawn 16 Jun 2021
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the allies would seek to cooperate with China on global issues like climate change — but decried Beijing’s increasingly assertive stance on other issues ... Biden called for China to “start acting more responsibly in terms of international norms on human rights”.
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Biden picks retired pilot 'Sully,' Morgan Stanley’s Nides as envoys

Finger Lakes Times 16 Jun 2021
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced a slate of ambassador nominations on Tuesday that included Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman Thomas Nides as the top diplomat to Israel and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as envoy to Mexico ... For China, Biden has been considering former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns.
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Feature: Xi's book captures Cambodian youth's heart

China Daily 16 Jun 2021
The Governance of China" from Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian weeks ago ... "China's successful ... The book is a three-volume collection of speeches and writings by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
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Rajnath Singh calls for free, open, inclusive order in Indo-Pacific region

Live Mint 16 Jun 2021
The reference was to China claiming ... Former foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal said that Singh’s message was very clear – that China should not bully ASEAN countries and it should remember that the South China Sea is an international waterway. “China and the ASEAN are unequal parties.
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Hydrogen vehicles to play key green role

China Daily 16 Jun 2021
They should consistently enhance the performance and technology of core components and parts, key materials and fuel cell systems, and lower system costs," said Zhang Jinhua, executive vice-president and secretary-general of the China Society of Automotive Engineers, during the sixth International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Congress in Shanghai.
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Biden and EU leaders agree truce in trade war

Irish Independent 16 Jun 2021
China, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change ... He is seeking European support to defend Western liberal democracies in the face of a more assertive Russia and China’s military and economic rise ... Secretary of State Anthony Blinken earlier met with Belgian King Philippe, Prime ...
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View: Cracks in fortress Beijing; Insularity, inequality, conformity, discord with neighbours – these didn’t make ...

The Economic Times 16 Jun 2021
As the Chinese Communist Party begins its second century next month, China appears poised on the brink of greatness or, as its general secretary is wont to say, it is closer than ever to being at the centre of the world stage ... .
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GOP Senators Urge Tightening of Export Controls To Counteract ‘China’s Economic Predation’

The Epoch Times 16 Jun 2021
In a Tuesday letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo (pdf), the senators urged the department to "expeditiously" identify the essential technologies, as mandated years ago by the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA) (pdf).
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Etihad Airlines comes under fire over $1,500 surcharge for returning Filipino seafarers

Splash24/7 16 Jun 2021
The Philippines remains one of the world’s top two sources of crew for the global merchant fleet, alongside China. Captain Kuba Szymanski, the secretary-general of InterManager, the association for third-party shipmanagers, hit out at the Etihad surcharge in a video post on ...
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Pentagon considering permanent naval task force to counter China in the Pacific

Politico 15 Jun 2021
The plan would also involve creating a named military operation for the Pacific that would enable the defense secretary to allocate additional dollars and resources to the China problem, said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss pre-decisional plans.
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China rejects NATO claims of systemic challenges

Beijing News 15 Jun 2021
In a news conference after the summit's conclusion, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the body was concerned that China was "rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal, with more warheads and a large number of sophisticated, sophisticated delivery systems", as well as its military cooperation with Russia and its "use of misinformation".
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