Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the U.S. created and worsened the problems in Afghanistan and the military should be careful as it withdraws from the region.
We must see in Communist China the very antithesis of the system of liberty and justice that our forebears gave us.
"That represents a greater challenge over the coming couple of decades," the Utah Republican senator said Sunday.
China's Ministry of National Defense said the recent warplane activity near Taiwan was necessary to safeguard "national sovereignty."
"We are not allocating these doses, or delivering these doses, based on political or economic conditions. We are donating these vaccines with the singular objective of saving lives," an administration official said.
The Vermont senator said Washington should cooperate with Beijing on issues such as climate change, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and economic inequality.
A similar military exercise was conducted by the Chinese in late January, which reportedly simulated a strike on a U.S. aircraft carrier in the region.
Gorka mocked the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement and said the U.S. carries the financial and economic burden of the world while allowing China to become a stronger international superpower.
A new amendment to Hong Kong's Film Censorship Ordinance gives the government the ability to censor films seen as a threat to national security. The move further aligns Hong Kong with the practices of Beijing and the Chinese mainland.
"We should not allow the US-Taiwan relations to break through because they will get bolder and intensify their provocation in the future," the Global Times' editorial board wrote Sunday.
The law, which passed by a 40-2 vote, allows the city's national security department to run background checks on potential candidates and sets up a committee to ensure that the candidates are "patriotic."
The amendments will allow the city's national security department to perform background checks of potential candidates. Voters will only directly elect 20 lawmakers, as opposed to the usual 35.
The Global Times, a paper controlled by the Chinese government, published an editorial on Wednesday which stated that China and Russia keep a strong bond because of "the U.S. and its main allies' suppression of the two countries."
The controversy came while Cena made an appearance to promote the upcoming film F9. While being interviewed on the Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS, he said, "Taiwan is the first country that can watch" the film. It sparked backlash in China, which considers Taiwan to be a breakaway province.
"The time for talking with the IOC is over," Lhadon Tethong of the Tibet Action Institute told the Associated Press. "This cannot be games as usual or business as usual; not for the IOC and not for the international community."
In a statement, G7 foreign ministers cast China as a bully and accused the nation of committing human rights violations.
"We hope that all countries can stand in solidarity to fight against the virus, the common enemy of mankind," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin.
"We have a serious commitment to Taiwan being able to defend itself," Biden's secretary of state said.
U.S. officials said earlier this week that they would consult with allies on how to best handle the upcoming games, amid concerns that China is committing human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, Tibetans and citizens of Hong Kong.
Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Michelle Steel have called for the 2022 Olympic games to be relocated on behalf of "democracy and freedom around the world."
"This is the most intense sandstorm in China in the past 10 years, and the area affected by the sandstorm is also the most extensive in the past decade," the National Meteorological Center said.
The new president seems ready to follow the path set by his predecessor. That may not sit well with big campaign contributors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley to Hollywood, who are fixated on the massive—and still growing—Chinese market.
"Could a Chinese lab worker have gotten infected or inadvertent leakage have touched off the outbreak in Wuhan?" the Washington Post editorial board asked.
Chinese officials used contact tracing forms and cellphone "health apps" to harass and intimidate journalists last year, says a new report from the Foreign Correspondents' Club in China.
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."
The WHO team's press briefing, with its dismissal of the lab-leak hypothesis, failed to persuade U.S. officials and did nothing to bridge the divide between China and the West.