Chinese bloggers told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the push for Internet freedom in China is going backward and that the U.S. should help the country’s people overcome restrictions on online communication.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ended meetings with Chinese leaders yesterday with a “profound sense of optimism,” saying the two countries see eye-to-eye on need for further pressure on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
China’s overlap of its new air zone with that of South Korea in the East China Sea has complicated its efforts to forge closer ties with President Park Geun Hye and gives her an incentive to further strengthen relations with the U.S.
North Korea and South Korea agreed today to try to revive multinational talks on the North’s nuclear-weapons program, signaling an easing of tension between the two rivals that has been an irritant to U.S.-China ties over the past year.
Secretary of State John Kerry ended his Asian tour with an agreement to work with China, Japan and South Korea to lure North Korea back into nuclear talks. He also left the door open for a U.S. meeting with a volatile dictator who is raising tensions in the Pacific region.
For more than three decades, China has been courting its neighbors to the south. Enticing the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) into closer cooperation has been a top goal of Chinese foreign policy since the days of Deng Xiaoping, and it has brought great rewards.
The U.S. and China are meeting this week to find ways to balance a wider flow of investment and goods as their central banks try to prevent excessive risk- taking from derailing the world’s biggest economies.
China declared its “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea and held naval drills in the waters, pushing back against a U.S. role in resolving disputes in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
The U.S. and China agreed to work together toward persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear pursuits in a move that highlighted China’s growing frustration with a long-standing yet volatile Communist ally.