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David Brunnstrom

U.S. imposes sanctions on Hong Kong's Lam, other officials over crackdown

12:21am EDT

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the territory's current and former police chiefs and eight other top officials for what Washington says is their role in curtailing political freedoms in the territory. | Video

U.S. steps up campaign to purge 'untrusted' Chinese apps

Aug 06 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from U.S. digital networks and called the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok and messenger app WeChat "significant threats." | Video

Australia tells U.S. it has no intention of injuring important China ties

Jul 29 2020

WASHINGTON The United States and close ally Australia held high-level talks on China and agreed on the need to uphold a rules-based global order, but the Australian foreign minister stressed Canberra's relationship with Beijing was important and it had no intention of hurting it. | Video

Houston consulate one of worst offenders in Chinese espionage, say U.S. officials

Jul 25 2020

WASHINGTON China's Houston consulate, which is due to be closed on Friday, has been one of the worst offenders in terms of Chinese espionage in the United States and its actions went well over the line of what was acceptable, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

Houston consulate one of worst offenders in Chinese espionage, say U.S. officials

Jul 24 2020

WASHINGTON China's Houston consulate, which is due to be closed on Friday, has been one of the worst offenders in terms of Chinese espionage in the United States and its actions went well over the line of what was acceptable, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

Pompeo urges more assertive approach to 'Frankenstein' China

Jul 24 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China on Thursday and said Washington and its allies must use "more creative and assertive ways" to press the Chinese Communist Party to change its ways, calling it the "mission of our time." | Video

China warns it 'must' retaliate after closure of Houston consulate

Jul 23 2020

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China said the U.S. move to close its Houston consulate this week had "severely harmed" relations and warned it "must" retaliate, without detailing what it would do.

U.S. gives China 72 hours to shut Houston consulate, Trump says other closures 'always possible'

Jul 23 2020

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The United States gave China 72 hours to close its consulate in Houston amid accusations of spying, marking a dramatic deterioration in relations between the world's two biggest economies. | Video

Attorney General Barr takes aim at Hollywood, Disney for censoring films to appease China

Jul 16 2020

WASHINGTON, July 16 U.S. Attorney General William Barr took aim at Hollywood companies, including Walt Disney Co. on Thursday, saying they have routinely caved into pressure and censored their films "to appease the Chinese Communist Party."

Pompeo says U.S. to impose visa curbs on Huawei over rights

Jul 15 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China on Wednesday, saying the United States would impose visa restrictions on Chinese firms like Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that he accused of facilitating human-rights violations.

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