Top U.S. envoys scrap trips to Europe and Taiwan

Asia Pacific Jan 13, 2021

Top U.S. envoys scrap trips to Europe and Taiwan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled his final official visit to Europe, while Washington's U.N. envoy scrapped a trip to Taiwan, officials said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment vote in Congress. The two-day stay in Europe would have been Pompeo's last ...

U.S. approves $1.8 billion in weapons for Taiwan

Asia Pacific Oct 22, 2020

U.S. approves $1.8 billion in weapons for Taiwan

The U.S. State Department approved $1.8 billion in new arms for Taiwan and submitted the package to Congress Wednesday for a final review in a move aimed at improving the island’s self-defense capabilities against a long-threatened invasion by China. The package includes 135 SLAM-extended-range land ...

Trump administration ups Tibet scrutiny with new appointment

Asia Pacific Oct 15, 2020

Trump administration ups Tibet scrutiny with new appointment

The Trump administration has appointed a senior official to oversee Tibetan issues after a vacancy for almost four years, as the U.S. increases pressure on China over its human rights record, including the use of forced labor among ethnic minorities. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ...