Tensions remain high in Northeast Asia following the dispatch of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group to waters near the Korean Peninsula and signs that Pyongyang is preparing for another underground nuclear test.
The growing threat of North Korean nuclear-armed long-range missiles will be a central focus of security talks this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Wednesday accused President Trump of failing to deliver on campaign promises to get tougher on America’s trade relationship with China.
President Donald Trump will issue a “clear signal” to Chinese President Xi Jinping that the United States expects Beijing to pressure North Korea into reigning in its weapons programs when the two leaders meet later this week, a senior White House official said Tuesday evening.
The Trump administration is dealing with a lot. Just consider the agenda this week: a nuclear war for its Supreme Court nominee on Capitol Hill, dueling investigations and political fights over contacts with Russia and the previous administration’s handling of intelligence, a renewed push on health care, a visit of the President of Egypt and the King of Jordan to discuss peace in the Middle East, and of course the two-day visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mar-a-Lago.
China’s Communist Party gave President Xi Jinping the title of “core” leader on Thursday, putting him on par with past strongmen like Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but it signaled his power would not be absolute.
A high-level adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign lamented the former secretary of state’s “naïve sounding” comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin made during a speech before Goldman Sachs executives three years ago, leaked emails show.
A U.S. cybersecurity firm that works with the government has evidence that Chinese government-linked hackers violated the cyber agreement reached between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping less than a month ago.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper indicated to congressional lawmakers Tuesday that he does not have confidence in the cyber agreement reached between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping last week.
The United States has backed down from plans to impose economic sanctions on China for cyber attacks after both countries agreed to curb economic spying, President Obama indicated Friday.
“I raised once again our very serious concerns about growing cyber-threats to American companies and American citizens,” Obama said. “I indicated that it has to stop.”