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2006-06-28 14:50:53

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to lift some decades-old restrictions limiting contacts American government officials can have with Taiwan. With little debate, the House approved the measure in an amendment to a funding bill for the State Department. The bill has not yet been considered by the Senate, which must also approve the changes. Any easing of restrictions was expected to be strongly opposed by China, which regards...

2006-06-25 20:20:47

Corrects spokesman's name in fourth paragraph to Choo. SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon will meet Chinese officials in China on Monday, and will raise the issue of a possible missile launch by North Korea, a ministry official said. The two-day trip comes after U.S. officials said last week that Pyongyang was preparing to test a long-range ballistic missile, throwing a wrench into the stalled six-party negotiations over the communist state's nuclear...

2006-06-25 03:15:57

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon will meet Chinese officials in China on Monday, and will raise the issue of a possible missile launch by North Korea, a ministry official said. The two-day trip comes after U.S. officials said last week that Pyongyang was preparing to test a long-range ballistic missile, throwing a wrench into the stalled six-party negotiations over the communist state's nuclear ambitions. Ban planned to meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Li...

2006-05-24 22:27:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has criticized a U.S. report on its military power, saying it exaggerated the country's defense capabilities and showed a "cold war mentality." China's Foreign Ministry said the Pentagon's 2006 China Military Power Report released on Tuesday spreads the "China threat theory" and endangers international relations. "The (report) has a 'cold war mentality', deliberately overstates China's military power and expenditure, continues to spread the 'China threat...

2006-05-03 07:25:32

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan held back from directly criticizing the United States on Wednesday after Washington finally gave permission for President Chen Shui-bian to make a stopover en route to diplomatic allies in central and south America. But it hit out at China's efforts to push it into diplomatic isolation, with foreign minister James Huang accusing Beijing of using "complicated international situations ... to blackmail and squeeze our international living...

2006-04-20 10:25:40

By Steve Holland and Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao with a 21-gun salute on Thursday and urged him to make trade concessions, improve human rights and exert more influence over North Korea. "As the relationship between our two nations grows and matures, we can be candid about our disagreements," Bush told Hu during a colorful White House South Lawn arrival ceremony marked by full military honors. As Hu began...

2006-04-12 09:51:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called on Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday to explain at their meeting April 20 how China will help rectify global economic imbalances. Bush met a Chinese vice premier, Wu Yi, on U.S.-Chinese trade issues and was told that China soon plans to reopen its market to U.S. beef imports, White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters. "The president told Madame Wu Yi that he looks forward to the visit of President Hu Jintao to...

2006-03-29 08:54:37

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez warned China on Wednesday that rising protectionist anger in the United States could damage economic ties and urged Beijing to narrow the trade gap. Gutierrez said China needed to act on U.S. complaints about widespread Chinese piracy of films, software and other intellectual property, as well as demands to expand market access for American companies. But he said legislation threatening China was not the way to defuse...

2006-03-29 02:10:25

BEIJING (Reuters) - Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez warned China on Wednesday that rising protectionist anger in the United States could damage economic ties and urged Beijing to narrow the trade gap. Gutierrez said China needed to act on U.S. complaints about widespread Chinese piracy of films, software and other intellectual property, as well as demands to expand market access for American companies. But he said legislation threatening China was not the way to defuse...

2006-03-17 20:02:56

By Sue Pleming and Michelle Nichols SYDNEY (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the United States, Japan and Australia began talks on Saturday aimed at bringing the three countries closer on issues such as China and how to tackle its growing military strength. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Australia for a three-day visit, is concerned that China will become a "negative force" unless the emerging superpower is more open about its military build-up. "We want conditions in...


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