China Pushes Its Vision for Taiwan As U.S. Delegation Visits

Beijing has seized on the tensions over Taiwan, further fanned by a meeting between five U.S. lawmakers and the island’s president, to push a far-reaching vision for unification.

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U.S. Seeks to Reassure Asian Allies as China’s Military Grows Bolder

The Biden administration says its commitment to the region has only deepened, but critics say the tensions over Taiwan show that Washington needs stronger military and economic strategies.

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Why China Is Miles Ahead in a Pacific Race for Influence

To many observers, the South Pacific today reveals what American decline looks like. Even as Washington tries to step up its game, it is still far behind, mistaking speeches for impact and interest for influence.

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China Spins U.N. Human Rights Chief’s Visit as Propaganda

Michelle Bachelet’s tour includes Xinjiang, where China has been accused of genocide. The terms of her visit are unclear, and critics say Beijing is using her for propaganda.

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Putin’s War Is Complicating India’s Middle Path Among Powers

India has been reluctant to criticize Russia, long an important ally. But China’s rise, and its closeness to Vladimir Putin, is creating new pressure.

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Xi and Putin’s ‘No Limits’ Bond Leaves China Few Options on Ukraine

Beijing aligned itself with Putin as Russia prepared to invade Ukraine. Now its efforts to edge away are constrained by leadership politics.

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Biden Officials Repeatedly Urged China to Help Avert War in Ukraine

Americans presented Chinese officials with intelligence on Russia’s troop buildup in hopes that President Xi Jinping would step in, but were repeatedly rebuffed.

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U.S.-China Relations: What to Know

The Biden administration has called managing America’s relationship with Beijing “the biggest geopolitical test of the 21st century.”

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International Flights Resume at Kabul Airport, as Taliban Say They Will Allow Americans and Other Foreigners to Leave

The move would be the first step in resolving an impasse that has left scores of foreigners stranded in Afghanistan, but there was no indication that Afghan nationals would be allowed to leave.

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China Tells Kerry Strained Ties Could Sink Climate Cooperation

John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, is in China this week pushing leaders to aggressively cut greenhouse gases. But the worsening U.S.-China relationship is taking center stage.

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The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think.

Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do with its prize?

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How the U.S. Exit from Afghanistan Helps China

Unlike the United States, China brings no baggage to the table in Afghanistan.

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China Offers the Taliban a Warm Welcome While Urging Peace Talks

Worried about the war in Afghanistan, China has stepped up diplomatic efforts with the government and the group to encourage a political settlement after the U.S. withdrawal.

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In Stinging Rebuke, China Tells U.S. Diplomat That Its Rise Can’t Be Stopped

Beijing accused Washington of a “thinly veiled attempt to contain and suppress China,” in remarks released before talks with a visiting U.S. diplomat had ended.

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Biden’s Climate Summit Sets Up a Bigger Test of American Power

There were notable pledges of action, but several important greenhouse gas polluters were conspicuously silent. It showed the challenges that lie ahead.

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The U.S.-China Talks: A Meeting of Friends and Foes

What, exactly, are the political stakes? We asked our correspondent David Sanger for a rundown.

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China’s Sharp Words in Alaska Signal its More Confident Posture

The Biden administration’s strategy to curb Beijing’s behavior faces a stiff challenge as China uses its economic, diplomatic and military might to deflect criticism.

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In First Talks, Dueling Accusations Set Testy Tone for U.S.-China Diplomacy

U.S. officials said the two days of discussions would continue, but accused the Chinese delegation of violating the format for meetings that had sought to find common ground between the superpowers.

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Biden Goals Converge in Asia: Rebuilding Alliances and Countering China

A flurry of diplomacy, which includes talks in Tokyo and Seoul, is a prelude to the administration’s first in-person meeting with top Chinese envoys.

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China, Seeking a Friend in Europe, Finds Rising Anger and Frustration

Beijing’s hopes of using Europe as a counterweight to the United States have faltered as country after country confronts China over trade, Hong Kong, human rights and other issues.

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China and India Pledge to Ease Tensions After Border Clashes

The foreign ministers of the two countries issued a five-point statement aimed at ending a simmering confrontation. A previous pledge was followed by the deadliest clash in decades.

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America, Don’t Try to Out-China China

Beijing’s nationalism will be self-defeating in the long term. Washington should just let that run its course.

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China Faces Dilemma After U.S. Consulate Closure Escalates Conflict

After the closure of the Houston consulate and other actions, Chinese officials are trying to respond without endangering the economy or inviting further global isolation.

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