Chinese Officials Blame U.S. for Stalemate in High-Level Talks

TAIPEI—Senior U.S. and Chinese officials sparred over Covid-19, human rights and cybersecurity during a tense exchange Monday in the highest-level meetings between the two countries on Chinese soil since Joe Biden became president. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, meeting with U.S.

Chinese Officials Blame U.S. for Stalemate in High-Level Talks

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials sparred over Covid-19, human rights and cybersecurity in a tense exchange Monday in the highest-level meetings between the two countries on Chinese soil since Joe Biden became president. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, meeting with U.S.

Biden Administration Weighs New Sanctions Against Belarus

The Biden administration is considering a new round of economic sanctions targeting Belarus and its authoritarian leader after a leading dissident appealed to U.S. officials for stronger U.S. action, according to participants in meetings last week in Washington. The new sanctions would

U.S. Sanctions Cuba Over Protest Crackdown

The Biden administration imposed new sanctions against a top Cuban military official and a special police unit on Thursday and warned of more sanctions ahead, accusing the government and its agents of violence, repression and human-rights violations against peaceful protesters. The Treasury

U.S.-Asia Digital Pact Held Up by Squabble Among Biden Officials

WASHINGTON—A skirmish between national security and trade officials in the Biden administration is hindering efforts to forge a digital-services pact with Asian countries, according to people involved in the talks. National Security Council and State Department officials want to set rules for

Depleted Global Fish Stocks May Get Boost From WTO

WASHINGTON—World Trade Organization members are working to conclude negotiations that could stabilize wild fish populations—and help new Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala restore the WTO’s credibility. The talks target government subsidies that the trade organization says help drive “illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing” that

China's Export Engine Accelerates, Defying Expectations

China’s imports and exports posted stronger-than-expected growth in June as global demand for Chinese goods remained solid and sporadic Covid-19 outbreaks in the country’s biggest export hub didn’t hit outbound shipments as much as expected. China’s exports increased 32.2% from a year

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