At least 14 seed species have been identified in mysterious packages sent unsolicited to people in the U.S. from China, but officials are continuing to warn those who receive the seeds to not plant them.
The world has an acute interest in preventing an Asia-Pacific region dominated by the Chinese Communist Party.
The president said last week he intends to ban the video app in the U.S., accusing it of gathering user data and sending it back to China.
As President Donald Trump puts pressure on the Chinese-owned video app, U.S. technology giant Microsoft eyes a possible deal. The catch? It reportedly has about 45 days to work it out.
Chaos over mail-in ballots and distrust of the results could trigger an existential crisis for American democracy.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China for arresting four students in Hong Kong last week on charges of "inciting secession," which marks Beijing's implementation of new security laws aimed at curbing pro-democracy protests.
"As far as TikTok is concerned we're banning them from the United States," President Donald Trump said Friday.
"We condemn the Hong Kong government's decision to postpone for one year its legislative council elections and to disqualify opposition candidates," White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
"We shouldn't be surprised these attacks are happening. What would be surprising is if they stopped," cybersecurity expert Stefan Tanase told Newsweek.
The secretary of state said last week that the free world must join together to resist Beijing's "new tyranny."
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the September elections would be postponed a year citing the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. policy involving Russia and Iran in the Middle East has struggled for coherence for years. Now the two countries are drawing closer, in arenas from Aghanistan, to Syria, to Lybia.
Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said China's criminal law does not target specific ethnic groups or religions.
The U.S. and Australia said this week they would expand military cooperation in the face of Chinese threats.
The mosques that China is alleged to have destroyed were just "being renovated," Liu Xiaoming told a press conference.
Four students were arrested on Wednesday in Hong Kong under the city's new national security law, which went into effect on July 1.
On Tuesday, the Air Line Pilots Association, which represents FedEx Express pilots, issued a press release, saying that the city posed "unacceptable risks for pilots," related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lieutenant General Glen VanHerck told a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing both nations are developing ways to challenge America's global military dominance.
As of July 28, Asia has recorded more than 3.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases.
While the U.S. has accused China of trying to build a "maritime empire" in the South China Sea, Beijing says Washington is responsible for wars that killed more than 800,000 people in countries like Iraq, Libya and Syria.
"China Post has contacted USPS, asking it to send those fake packages to China for investigation," Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, said during a news briefing on Tuesday.
Agricultural departments in Kentucky, Virginia, Washington, Louisiana and Kansas have issued alert notices after residents received unsolicited packages containing seeds by mail. Residents of Utah, Ohio and Arizona have reportedly received packages as well.
Shi also said she does not believe the virus was passed to humans in Hubei Province.
There are currently 166 potential COVID-19 vaccines being developed across the globe.
President issued his statement on China as tensions increased between the countries over a territorial dispute.
"I have made the case that China poses the greatest geopolitical threat to the United States for the next century," the Republican senator said.
Hong Kong's chief secretary urged city residents to remain in their homes, avoid social contact, and refrain from dining out as much as possible.
Given recent events, Israel must commit to decoupling from China.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam addressed the city's uptick in virus cases and clarified rumors that suggested a lockdown was imminent.