The simultaneous military drills were announced ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's visits to Japan and South Korea this week.
The U.S military carried out "intensive military activities in the South China Sea" last year despite the global pandemic, according to a report by a Beijing-based think tank.
Reports said the skier was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the accident in northern China on Monday.
The Chinese foreign ministry's comments came a day before Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin landed in Tokyo for the Biden administration's first overseas diplomatic visit.
The former secretary of state said U.S. engagement with Taipei and Beijing would depend on China's behavior.
The pensive statuette featuring the former president in a lotus pose comes in sizes of either 6 or 18 inches tall.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be joined by national security adviser Jake Sullivan in a meeting with senior Chinese diplomats Yang Jiechi and Wang Yi in Alaska next Thursday.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John Finn transited the narrow waters between China and Taiwan on Wednesday.
The chief of Taiwan's main opposition was correct in describing China as a threat, an analyst said, but the young chairman faces a leadership race from the party's Beijing-friendly "old guard."
A new report issued by Taiwan's defense ministry on Wednesday said the country's air force had adjusted the way it was responding to Chinese warplane incursions in order to account for fuel costs.
Media personality Jaw Shaw-kong, who returned to Taiwan's opposition party after 28 years, said he did not believe unification would happen in his lifetime or the next.
A senior military analyst has described the Pentagon's China Task Force as Biden's fault-finding mission.
The Chinese foreign ministry says the onus is on Washington to take the initiative and help fix troubled U.S.-China relations.
The 10th edition of the Hurun Global Rich List, published by Shanghai-based Hurun Report, has Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the top for the very first time among the world's 3,228 known billionaires.
U.S. naval deployments are becoming more frequent and focused on China, said maritime specialist Hu Bo.
Representatives Tom Tiffany and Scott Perry have called for a scrapping of the United States' long-standing one-China policy and the resumption of formal ties with Taipei.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen remarked on the South China Sea after she heard a specially commissioned report on the security situation in the region on Wednesday.
The governments of Taiwan and China are monitoring each other's military activity as both countries announce a string of exercises for March.
Taiwan's agriculture minister announced Tuesday that a surge in pineapple demand has allowed the country to meet its annual export figure to China in just four days.
The confession by Qiu Ziming, the 38-year-old Weibo blogger and former journalist accused of "defaming" soldiers killed in last summer's border skirmish with India, was aired on a prime time segment.
China's growing influence and promotion of security technologies in the global south could "reshape human rights from the ground up," warns a national security analyst in Washington, D.C.
While Singapore does not want to be party to any containment scheme against China, it remains keenly invested in maintaining U.S. military primacy in the region, said security analyst Collin Koh.
The U.S.S. Curtis Wilbur made the Navy's second Taiwan Strait transit under Biden on Wednesday, in a move showing Washington's "commitment to secure Taiwan against China's armed aggression," an analyst said.
An "awakening" to the challenges posed by Beijing has caused a shift in attitude in the United Kingdom, says Tom Tugendhat, chair of China Research Group.
A Department of Defense spokesperson said Tuesday that Chinese coast guard actions near the Senkaku Islands risk "miscalculation" and potentially "material harm."
This month's polling by a Taiwanese magazine showed just 60 percent of the island's population was in favor of taking any of the available COVID-19 vaccines.
After Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi listed Beijing's demands for a reset of U.S.-China relations, former Trump administration adviser Miles Yu called the remarks "inappropriate" and "illogical."
One of the men held is a blogger with 2.5 million followers on social media site Weibo, which has suspended his accounts for a year.
Chinese military experts told state TV that the Taiwanese government's "collusion" with Washington would only lead to more aggression from Beijing.
The theater in the city of Dongyang, eastern China, had been open for just six days before Wednesday's incident.