Iran was also set to extend a 20-year relations agreement with Russia and is in the final stages of reaching a 25-year economic cooperation deal with China, as the Islamic Republic looks to dodge lasting U.S. sanctions under President Joe Biden.
The UAE's interplanetary mission is the first undertaken by an Arab nation.
China has maintained its pressure on Taiwan into President Joe Biden's administration, with regular military exercises close to the island.
"A healthy society should not only have one voice," Dr. Li Wenliang said.
Biden will return to multilateral foreign policy to combat the growing global threat of China, he said in a CBS Evening News interview airing in full Sunday evening.
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"Beijing's military, economic, and diplomatic coercion against Taiwan constitutes a threat to the security not only of Taiwan, but of the entire Indo-Pacific region," the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
Bryce Barros, a member of the Black China Caucus, said Beijing is still failing to read the room.
With an increased focus on the United States, Graphika, a social media analyst firm, predicted "Spamouflage" could "continue the drumbeat of confrontation" between China and the U.S.
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USS John S. McCain, which was last seen in the Taiwan Strait on New Year's Eve, sailed through the channel for a "routine" transit on Thursday local time, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement.
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"Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and allow for no foreign interference," a foreign ministry spokesperson said.
The former secretary of state reiterated Trump administration concerns relating to a wide range of Chinese policies after a Communist Party official called him a "rat" on Monday.
Taking the second wave seriously, Chinese authorities have imposed lockdown measures in at least 11 regions in three provinces.
President Joe Biden is under pressure from Moscow, Beijing and Tehran to come back to the accord as quickly as possible.
The manipulation of cinema has been an explicit part of Beijing's "media warfare" strategy for years.
In a virtual address to the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Yang Jiechi urged President Biden to avoid the "misguided policies" of the Trump Era.
A Taiwan Air Force spokesperson told Newsweek it started publishing U.S. aircraft activity near the island in order to make developments in the Taiwan Strait "more transparent."
China previously suggested it would not work with President Biden on climate unless the U.S. backs down from Beijing's domestic politics.
China wields great influence in Myanmar and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the country's commander in chief when he visited Myanmar earlier this month.
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The emergence in Congress of a bipartisan view of China as a serious threat to American interests may see the Biden administration take an equally tough stance on Beijing's policies.
The veteran diplomat, who joined the service in 1982, said she regretted having been associated with the Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute because of her 2019 speech in Georgia.
The Chinese defense ministry also called on President Joe Biden to reset U.S.-China relations after "grave difficulties" under the Trump administration.
The call between Blinken and his counterpart in Manila comes in the wake of the Philippines' filing of a diplomatic complaint against a new Chinese coast guard law.
The Chinese leader's pointed speech, which many took as a veiled message for President Joe Biden, included the line: "The strong should not bully the weak."
Once buoyant about the chances of a thaw in relations, China's state media is now warning of a "long winter" ahead for ties with Washington.