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.
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.
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
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
The Biden administration is raising the pressure on China, confronting it on cyberattacks and human rights and making tentative progress rallying allies to its side, while so far avoiding deep engagement with Beijing. The emerging Biden policy will get a test this
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
The U.S. is considering tighter sanctions on Iranian oil sales to China as a way to encourage Tehran to conclude a nuclear deal and raise the costs of abandoning stalled negotiations. U.S. negotiators have been working with European and other international partners
WASHINGTON—Vietnam’s central bank has agreed to improve the flexibility of its exchange rate as part of a continued effort to make its monetary policy and exchange rate framework more transparent, following a meeting between Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vietnam State Bank
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 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