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US targets North Korea coal shipments with new sanctions

December 09, 2020 1:30 AM

Six companies, including several based in China, and four ships accused of illicit exports of North Korean coal, have been targeted.

US Navy rear admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan, say sources

November 23, 2020 4:09 AM

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A two star Navy admiral overseeing US military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday (Nov 22), in a high-level trip that could vex China.

US to hold economic talks with Taiwan, Mike Pompeo says

November 11, 2020 5:09 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach, who angered China with a visit to Taipei in September, will lead economic talks with Taiwan this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday (Nov 10).

Ex-Trump fund-raiser charged over illegal lobbying in 1MDB case

October 10, 2020 5:00 AM

WASHINGTON • A former leading fund-raiser for US President Donald Trump has been indicted on a charge that he illegally lobbied the United States government to drop its probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption scandal and to deport an exiled Chinese billionaire.

Pompeo visit shows strong US commitment to Asia, says top East Asia diplomat David Stilwell

October 03, 2020 12:05 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Asia next week demonstrates Washington's strong commitment to allies and partners in the region, the top American diplomat for East Asia, David Stilwell, said on Friday (Oct 2).

Senior Chinese diplomat says China will keep opening up

September 28, 2020 10:15 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China will keep opening up its economy to the wider world and is committed to building an open global economy, the government's senior diplomat said on Monday (Sept 28).

China decries US 'lie' after House votes to ban Xinjiang imports

September 24, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING/WASHINGTON • China yesterday hit back at a US move to ban imports from the north-western Xinjiang region over claims of forced labour, bemoaning a "fabricated lie" that it says is intended to hurt Chinese business.

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