China’s ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian warns Beijing will use any means necessary for Taiwan ‘reunification’

China’s ambassador to Australia has stressed there will be no compromise on Taiwan, saying Beijing has been “waiting for a peaceful reunification” but will not rule out using other means if necessary. Key points: As China continues military drills around Taiwan, Xiao Qian says there is no room for compromise   He addressed ties with Australia, saying a change in government provided … Read more

LIVE: Chinese Ambassador Xiao Qian delivers address to Australia's National Press Club | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Chinese Ambassador Xiao Qian delivers address to Australia’s National Press Club | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Chinese ambassador to address Australia  The Examiner Live updates: China’s ambassador to Australia to address National Press Club  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

Live updates: China’s ambassador to Australia to address National Press Club

Here’s Will Jackson with the details. The relationship between Australia and China has been battered by a series of acrimonious disputes over the last two years. But since Labor won the election in May both countries have taken tentative steps towards stabilising the relationship.  Both the Foreign Minister Penny Wong and the Defence Minister Richard Marles have held a one-on-one meetings with their Chinese counterparts, ending a … Read more

'China has been preparing for many years to invade Taiwan' | The World – ABC News (Australia)

‘China has been preparing for many years to invade Taiwan’ | The World  ABC News (Australia) Penny Wong urges calm after China criticises response to aggression in Taiwan Strait  Sky News Australia China ripples felt as far as Europe  Mandurah Mail View Full coverage on Google News

As Pelosi Leaves Taiwan, China’s Military Looms Larger

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan after a whirlwind trip that raised military tensions over the island to their highest level in more than two decades, an escalation that is set to persist long after she returns home. By the time Mrs. Pelosi (D., Calif.) wrapped up a day of meetings with Taiwan’s president, … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, July 29

A screen displays the Fed rate announcement as a trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 27, 2022.  Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Taking stock on a summer Friday … Read more

Biden-Xi make plans to meet, U.S. official says, Xi warns on Taiwan

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone call Thursday. Pictured here is their virtual meeting on Nov. 15, 2021. Mandel Ngan | Afp | Getty Images BEIJING — U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a call Thursday with plans to arrange a face-to-face meeting for the … Read more

Biden, Xi talk more than 2 hours at time of US-China tension

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping held the fifth conversation of their presidencies on Thursday, speaking for more than two hours as they chart the future of their complicated relationship at a time of simmering economic and geopolitical tensions. The call began at 8:33 a.m. EDT and ended at 10:50 a.m. … Read more

A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing grumbled but swallowed its irritation in 1997 when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich of the U.S. House of Representatives visited Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by the mainland’s ruling Communist Party as its own territory. China had other priorities. President Jiang Zemin’s government was preparing to celebrate Hong Kong’s return and wanted to … Read more

Biden’s call with Xi Jinping will focus on areas of U.S.-China cooperation, not just tension

A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping attending a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden via video link, at a restaurant in Beijing, China November 16, 2021. Tingshu Wang | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s upcoming call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping will focus on areas of potential cooperation between the U.S. and … Read more