Tag: USA

China slams US ‘bullying’ over Tiktok, WeChat

China on Saturday accused the United States of "bullying" and suggested it may take unspecified countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat. "China urges the US to abandon bullying, cease (its) wrongful...

US prepares for pre-election Covid-19 vaccine rollout

The US has urged states to get ready for a potential Covid-19 vaccine rollout two days before the presidential election, it emerged Wednesday, as France prepared to present a mammoth spending plan for its virus-hit economy. Across the world, governments are hoping to announce a...

China, US hold trade talks, agree to ‘push forward’ phase one deal

by Helen ROXBURGH Top Chinese and US negotiators spoke on the phone Tuesday and agreed to "push forward" their phase one economic deal, amid soaring tensions between the two sides on several fronts. The US and China signed the accord in January, bringing a partial truce...

Trump’s sister calls him ‘cruel’, ‘liar’ on secret recordings: report

Donald Trump's older sister described the US president as cruel and a liar whose lack of principles meant he could not be trusted, according to secretly made recordings published Saturday. It was the latest unflattering insider account to target the president, only instead of a...

Trump warns election vote count could take ‘weeks’

US President Donald Trump warned Friday that the results of the  November 3 presidential election could take weeks or months to determine. Amid concerns that a wave of mail-in ballots could overwhelm the post office and local election bodies, Trump suggested the traditional election-night verdict...

US adds sanctions on China’s Huawei to limit technology access

by Rob Lever The US administration Monday expanded its sanctions on China's Huawei, a move aimed at further limiting the tech giant's access to computer chips and other technology. A Commerce Department statement added 38 Huawei affiliates around the world to the "entity list," claiming that...

New Zealand PM hits back at Trump’s ‘patently wrong’ virus claims

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday slapped down Donald Trump's talk of an out-of-control coronavirus "surge" in New Zealand as "patently wrong". She expressed dismay after the US president exaggerated the new virus outbreak in New Zealand as a "huge surge" that Americans would do...

No aid in sight as US jobless claims drop below 1 mn

by Chris Stein The US Labor Department on Thursday reported fewer than one million new weekly claims for unemployment benefits for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic struck in March. The result was better than expected but analysts warn the United States remains in the...

US, China to discuss trade deal amid COVID-19 disruption

Negotiators from the United States and China will on Saturday discuss the "phase one" trade deal signed earlier this year -- before the coronavirus slammed the world economy and relations between the two economic powers took a turn for the worse. Washington and Beijing's January...

Trump says Hong Kong can ‘never succeed’ under China control

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Hong Kong will "go to hell" as a global financial center under tightened Chinese rule. "Hong Kong can never succeed having China as opposed to the thousands of geniuses that ran it, having China run it," Trump told...