World China accuses US of 'coercive diplomacy' after trade remarks
U.S. Flew Over Two Spy Planes a Day in South China Sea Throughout April
A Chinese think tank report said the U.S. Navy flew over 80 percent of all surveillance missions in the contested South China Sea last month.In its monthly summary, the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI)—a Peking University think tank tracking military activity around China—said at least 65 U.S. military aircraft operated in the contested waters, where the U.S. Navy carried out 83 percent of those missions.
BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday accused the United States of “coercive diplomacy” following comments by Secretary of State Antony Blinken to his Australian counterpart that the U.S. “will not leave Australia alone on the field — or maybe I should say ‘alone on the pitch’ — in the face of economic coercion by China.”
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying accused the U.S. of imposing economic sanctions and strong-arming other countries over trade issues to achieve its “strategic goals.”
Hua said China’s telecommunications and other high-tech industries are now falling victim to U.S. “economic coercion,” an apparent reference to firms including Huawei and ZTE that have faced U.S. restrictions.
Joe Biden 'Cleansing Himself' of Soft-on-China Accusations: Beijing Analyst
Su Xiaohui told CCTV that Biden was deploying the U.S. military in an attempt to dispel fears that he would not stand up to Beijing.Su Xiaohui, from the China Institute of International Studies think tank in Beijing, said the president would consider his tougher stance on China as one of his foreign policy successes.
“Coercive diplomacy is a specialty of the United States, which has provided the world with classic textbooks and cases of coercive diplomacy through its policies and actions," Hua said at a daily briefing.
“There are now a growing number of people in the United States who are calling for strengthened dialogue and cooperation with China and urging the two countries to work toward each other to improve relations. They believe that a healthy, stable and sustained U.S.-China relationship is in the interest of the people of both countries," she added.
Like the United States and China, Australia and China are in the midst of several major disputes as Beijing seeks to apply pressure over commerce and influence.
In their Thursday meeting, Blinken told Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne the United States and Australia are bound together by deeply held shared values that no other nation, including China, can uproot.
Adam Schefter makes surprising admission about bombshell Aaron Rodgers story
Some fans are angry over Schefter’s admission, as they believe it was inappropriate for him to steal the spotlight just hours before the draft. Schefter also contradicted himself a bit. As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes, Schefter’s initial tweet and ensuing ESPN story about Rodgers specifically said “league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday.” That doesn’t mesh with what Schefter told Patrick.If Schefter knew definitively weeks ago that Rodgers wants out of Green Bay, it would be awfully risky for him to sit on such a huge story.
Both said that presenting a united front toward China is key and called for a more thorough and complete investigation into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic that emerged in China in 2019.
China-Australia relations have plunged to a multi-decade low, with Beijing blocking imports of Australian coal, wheat and other goods over the past year. But it has failed to force Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government to offer concessions.
Australia decided in April to cancel two deals signed by the state of Victoria with China’s multibillion-dollar “Belt and Road” construction initiative.
Beijing warned then it might respond, which it did by suspending the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, accusing Australia of abusing “so-called national security reasons to severely restrict and suppress economic and cultural cooperation projects.”
Schumer tactics on China bill reveal broader trade strategy .
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is frustrating members of the powerful Senate Finance Committee by largely shutting the panel out of a bipartisan bill intended to increase U.S. economic competitiveness with China.The move is raising eyebrows, with some lawmakers speculating that Schumer is laying the groundwork for a bigger fight later this year when he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will attempt to pass legislation extending President Biden's trade negotiating authority before it expires in July.