Trump stands against sanctions on Chinese officials for now

World Jul 16, 2020

Trump stands against sanctions on Chinese officials for now

U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated to aides that he doesn’t want to further escalate tensions with Beijing, and has ruled out additional sanctions on top officials for now, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump’s private decision to refrain from further restrictions — ...

U.S. sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

Asia Pacific Jul 10, 2020

U.S. sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official yet targeted over alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority, a move likely to further ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing. Washington blacklisted Xinjiang region's Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, ...

China clashes with U.S. over new Hong Kong security law

Asia Pacific / Politics Jul 3, 2020

China clashes with U.S. over new Hong Kong security law

China promised Thursday to take "strong countermeasures" if the U.S. presses ahead with tough new sanctions that target banks over infringements on Hong Kong's autonomy, after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the restless financial hub. Beijing has faced a groundswell of criticism from ...