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US Criticizes China's 'Aggressive Actions' In Indo-Pacific Region

Dec 14, 2021 Deutsche Welle

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a one-week regional tour, telling students in Jakarta the US would 'defend the rules-based order' and that Indo-Pacific countries should be able to 'choose their own path'.

Australia, UK Say AUKUS Pact Overhyped, Allay Fears

Oct 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UK Minister for Armed Forces James Heappey said there 'has been a lot of overhyping' of the pact known as AUKUS.

China-US Representatives To Convene Meeting To Discuss 'Phase 1' Of Bilateral Trade Deal

China's top trade negotiator Liu He called US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to discuss the 'Phase 1' trade deal, negotiated under the Trump administration, along with the sides' other major economic concerns.

China-U.S. Reps Hold Meeting On Bilateral Trade Issues

Oct 09, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Under President Joe Biden, the administration has maintained the higher tariffs and other policies that have elicited complaints from Beijing but has sought a more cordial tone in discussions between the sides.

China Blames US For 'Stalemate' In Relations, As Talks Begin

Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng urged the US 'to change its highly misguided mindset and dangerous policy'

15 July, 2021

US Lawmakers Seek 9/11- Like Commission On Origins Of Covid

Outlook Web Bureau

The origins of the Covid-19 remain a widely debated topic, with some scientists and politicians maintaining that the possibility of a lab leak of the deadly virus exists.

02 July, 2021

China Rejects US Criticism On Human Trafficking

Associated Press (AP)

China says Washington has no right to criticize due to its history of racial discrimination.

02 July, 2021

Experts Question If WHO Should Lead Pandemic Origins Probe


Numerous experts, some with strong ties to WHO, say that political tensions between the U.S. and China make it impossible for an investigation by the agency to find credible answers.

30 June, 2021

Won't Buckle Under US Pressure To Downgrade Pakistan's Ties With China: Imran Khan

Outlook Web Desk

Pakistan and China enjoy a "very special relationship" spanning over 70 years and nothing could change these time-tested ties, says Imran Khan

05 April, 2021

What Happened In Xinjiang is Happening In Tibet: PM In Exile Lobsang Sangay

Nadir Ali Wani

'In both Tibet and Xinjiang, there’s a systematic attack on the locals’ identity, which targets their language, religion and culture.'

20 March, 2021

China’s Actions Constitute A Threat To Regional Peace In Indo-Pacific: Pentagon

Outlook Web Bureau

A senior Pentagon official on Friday said that Beijing has adopted a more coercive and aggressive approach to the Indo-Pacific region and accused China of escalating tensions with neighbouring countries.


19 March, 2021

Top US, Chinese Diplomats Clash Publicly At First Face-To-Face Meeting Under Joe Biden

Associated Press (AP)

Antony Blinken said the Biden administration is united with its allies in pushing back against China's increasing authoritarianism and assertiveness at home and abroad.

17 March, 2021

Quad To Lead Indo-Pacific Towards More Positive Vision, Says US Diplomat

Outlook Web Bureau

US President Joe Biden on Friday opened the first Quad Leaders’ Summit held virtually and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

27 February, 2021

US Senators Introduce Legislation To Cease China's Access To Long-Term Visa

Outlook Web Bureau

It will prohibit Chinese nationals from receiving the visas until the Secretary of State certifies that China has ceased its campaign of economic and industrial espionage against the US

23 February, 2021

Closely Following Reports Of India, China Troop Disengagement: US

Outlook Web Bureau

The remarks by the State Department came as the armies of India and China began disengagement of troops locked in over eight-month-long standoff in eastern Ladakh.

11 February, 2021

Joe Biden Expresses Concern About Hong Kong Crackdown In First Call To Xi Jinping

Outlook Web Bureau

The phone conversation between the two leaders came hours after the Pentagon declared a task force on China.

22 December, 2020

China Claims It ‘Expelled’ US Naval Ship From South China Sea

Associated Press (AP)

US destroyer USS John S McCain was expelled soon after it trespassed into Chinese territory near Nansha Islands, Chinese officials said


17 December, 2020

US Has Stood With India As It Faced Chinese Aggression: White House Official


We have been engaged with India, shown our moral support and made sure there's a peaceful resolution and de-escalation of the situation, an official said

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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