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Biden thinks that only US leadership stops the world from the 'law of the jungle,' his top diplomat says

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden as he introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Blinken said that Biden sees US leadership as vital to global stability. When the US sits back and countries like China step in, Biden thinks it leads to "chaos," he said. Biden has made competing with China a top for...
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Biden thinks that only US leadership stops the world from the 'law of the jungle,' his top diplomat warns

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden as he introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Blinken said that Biden sees US leadership as vital to global stability. When the US sits back and countries like China step in, Biden thinks it leads to "chaos," he said. Biden has made competing with China a top for...
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Biden says China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images In a Wednesday speech, Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security. He said that delaying doing so benefited China, and he bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow ... to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Biden warns China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security in a Wednesday speech. He warned that delaying doing so benefits China and bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


The US is talking to allies about boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics over genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang

A Chinese flag flutters in front of the IOC headquarters during a protest by activists of the International Tibet Network against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Februay 3, 2021 in Lausanne. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images The US and its allies are discussing a possible boycott of the 2020 Beijing Olympics. "It is something that we certainly wish to discuss," the State Department said on Tuesday. China is facing growing backlash over what's widely considered to be genocide against ...
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A WHO investigation into the coronavirus' origins points the finger at animals in Chinese wildlife farms

A worker in protective GEAR directs members of the World Health Organization team at the airport in Wuhan, China, January 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan The coronavirus likely jumped from animals to people, possibly at wildlife farms, the WHO found. The AP obtained the WHO's forthcoming report about its investigation into the virus' origins in China. The report says it's "extremely unlikely" the virus leaked from a lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Wor...
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Nikki Haley says Biden doesn't criticize China by sharing clip from news conference where the president ripped into Xi Jinping

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Matt York/AP Photo Nikki Haley on Thursday accused Biden of thinking it's unnecessary to criticize China. This came after a news conference where Biden said Xi doesn't have a democratic "bone in his body." Haley criticized Biden's stance on China while sharing a clip from the same news conference. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nikki Haley on Thursday accused President Joe Biden of being weak on China by sharing a selective...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Alaska, United Nations, Biden, Xinjiang, Donald Trump, Trump


Biden's diplomacy looks a lot like Trump's, and it comes with the same dangers

US and Chinese officials had a tense first meeting since Biden's inauguration in Anchorage, Alaska. President Joe Biden has dealt with US foes much in the way President Donald Trump did. That aggressive, uncompromising approach harms US economic standing and puts useful diplomacy out of reach. Bonnie Kristian is a fellow at Defense Priorities. See more stories on Insider's business page. There was a "strong smell of gunpowder and drama" at US-China talks in Alaska last week, said...
Tags: Politics, Vladimir Putin, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, Iran, Beijing, United States, Alaska


Biden administration sanctions Chinese officials for 'genocide' against Uighurs days after diplomatic spat in Alaska

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was involved in a heated exchange with Chinese officials in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18. Frederic J. Brown/Reuters The US on Monday announced new sanctions against two Chinese officials for "genocide" in Xinjiang. Human rights groups say China has forced over a million Uighurs and other minorities into camps. The new sanctions came days after Blinken confronted China's top diplomat about human rights abuses. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Politics, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, Alaska, Chinese communist party, Biden, Xinjiang, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Trump, Uighur, State


Elon Musk said Tesla vehicles are not spying on Chinese officials and that the company would be shut down if they were

Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends via video link a session at the China Development Forum. Roxanne Liu/Reuters Tesla would be "shut down" if it spied on Chinese officials, CEO Elon Musk said, Reuters reported. "If Tesla used cars to spy in China or anywhere, we will get shut down," Musk said. The Wall Street Journal reported China had banned some officials from driving the vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. CEO Elon Musk on Saturday said Tesla would be "shut down" if it ...
Tags: Asia, Elon Musk, White House, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Alaska, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Spy, Musk, Reuters, Antony Blinken


Biden says he's 'proud' of his secretary of state for confronting China's top diplomat in a heated debate

Secretary of State Antony Blinken confronted China on human rights abuses in the first high-level talks between the US and China under the Biden administration. Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Biden on Friday expressed pride in Blinken for confronting Chinese diplomats in Alaska. Blinken and China's top diplomat engaged in a lengthy verbal spat on Thursday. The secretary of state called out China for human rights abuses and defended America's record. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, China, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Alaska, Associated Press, State Department


Biden gives Taiwan a boost with submarine technology it can't build on its own

Taiwanese submarines at a navy base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, March 21, 2017. Reuters Taiwan's plans to build its own submarine fleet received a boost after the US approved the sale of the sensitive equipment. The US has been reluctant to sell advanced defense technology to Taipei, but Biden appears to be continuing Trump's approach. See more stories on Insider's business page. Taiwan's programme to build its own submarine fleet has received a boost after the US approved the sa...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Alaska, State Department, Biden, Taipei, Donald Trump


US sanctions 24 Hong Kong and Chinese officials ahead of a high-level meeting with Chinese diplomats

Thousands take part in a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong on June 4, 2020. Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Washington has sanctioned 24 officials over Beijing's ongoing crackdown on Hong Kong. This move comes as US Sec. of State Antony Blinken prepares to meet top Chinese diplomats in Alaska. Those sanctioned include senior members of the Chinese parliament and Hong Kong police officials. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is expressing its displeasure...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Politics, News, Washington, China, Defense, US, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Austin, Beijing, United States, Alaska


US sanctions Russia officials over UK nerve agent attack

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid- and senior-level Russian officials on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen businesses and other entities, over a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing. The measures, emphasizing the use of the Russian nerve agent as a banned chemical weapon, marked the Biden administration’s first sanctions against associates of President Vladimir Putin. The Russian lead...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Crime, News, Maryland, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, California, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Sport, European Union


Biden will not sanction MBS over Khashoggi's killing despite US report implicating the Saudi leader in the murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters The Biden administration announced new sanctions over Khashoggi's murder. Saudi Crown Prince MBS is not targeted by the new sanctions.  The administration is also instituting a new visa restriction policy called the Khashoggi Ban. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden admini...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Treasury, Janet Yellen, State Department, Biden, Istanbul, Mohammed


Biden will not sanction MBS over Khashoggi's killing despite US report implicating the Saudi leader

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters The Biden administration on Friday announced new sanctions over Jamal Khashoggi's murder. The sanctions did not target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The administration said it would institute a new visa-restriction policy called the "Khashoggi ban." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administration will not sanctio...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Treasury, Janet Yellen, State Department, Biden, Istanbul, Mohammed


Biden will pay the WHO $200 million as he reverses Trump's attempts to withdraw from the organization

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks speaks during a visit by U.S. President Joe Biden to the State Department in Washington, U.S., February 4, 2021 REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, said the US would pay $200 million to the World Health Organization. It represents a reversal of Trump's policy to withdraw the US from the WHO. Blinken said the decision 'reflects our renewed commitment' to supporting the WHO in its COVID-19 response. Visit the...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Who, World Health Organization, UN Security Council, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Saudi Arabia's release of a prominent activist shows Mohammed bin Salman knows his blank check from the US is over

The activist Loujain al-Hathloul posing at home in Saudi Arabia after her release from prison on February 10, 2021. Family of Loujain al-Hathloul via Reuters The Saudi activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Bader al-Ibrahim, and Salah al-Haidar were released this past week. Experts say it is no coincidence the releases took place within weeks of Biden's taking office. Biden has promised to hold the kingdom to account over its rights abuses, something Trump never did. Visit the Business section of ...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Middle East, News UK, Biden, Yemen, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Mohammed, Mena, Trump, Reuters


Blinken says America's promotion of democracy and human rights 'took a hit' with the Capitol attack

Secretary of State Antony Blinken Mark Makela/Getty Images Secretary of State Antony Blinken said America's stance as a defender of a democracy "took a hit" with the Capitol attack. "There's no doubt that our ability to speak with that strong voice for democracy and human rights took a hit," Blinken told CNN.  The Biden administration faces major challenges in how to respond to a coup in Myanmar and Russia's treatment of Alexei Navalny.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Politics, News, Democracy, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Nato, New York Times, Paris, Myanmar, State Department, Kremlin, Biden


Antony Blinken's warnings about Iran are worrying - but not in the way he means

Antony Blinken, then deputy secretary of state, testifies on Capitol Hill, January 27, 2015. AP Photo/Susan Walsh President Job Biden suggested a fairly quick reversal could be possible if Iran returned to the original terms of the 2015 nuclear deal. But recent remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken raise questions about when the Biden administration will return to the pact — or even whether it will do so at all. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Iran could b...
Tags: Europe, Politics, New York, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Un, Capitol Hill


Anthony Blinken called for China to end 'abuses of the international system' in first Beijing call, following threats of a new cold war

Antony Blinken during his Senate confirmation hearing. He called China "the most significant challenge of any nation state." Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images Secretary of State Blinken told Beijing to stop undermining "the rules-based international system." Blinken took a hardline against human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong. Blinken's Beijing counterpart said: "Let's each manage our own business." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Secretary of State An...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Senate, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Trade, Myanmar, Biden, Donald Trump, Macau, Fox Business


Antony Blinken called for China to end 'abuses of the international system' in first Beijing call, following threats of a new cold war

Antony Blinken during his Senate confirmation hearing. He called China "the most significant challenge of any nation state." Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images Secretary of State Blinken told Beijing to stop undermining "the rules-based international system." Blinken took a hardline against human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong. Blinken's Beijing counterpart said: "Let's each manage our own business." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Secretary of State An...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Senate, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Trade, Myanmar, Biden, Donald Trump, Macau, Fox Business


In State Dept. speech, Biden declares ‘America is back’

By Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler and Kylie Atwood | CNN President Joe Biden announced ‘America is back’ and declared ‘diplomacy is back at the center’ of US foreign policy as he announced the US will end all support for offensive operations in Yemen and will appoint an envoy to focus on the long-standing conflict, one of several changes he announced in his first major foreign policy speech since taking office. Biden’s announcement at the State Department was just one of the significant chang...
Tags: White House, China, Germany, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, United States, State Department, Biden, Yemen, Kamala Harris, Trump, State


Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he stands by Mike Pompeo's designation that China committed genocide against the Uighurs

Antony Blinken at the White House on January 27, 2021. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Mike Pompeo announced on January 19 that he considered China's treatment of Uighur Muslims genocide. His successor Antony Blinken said Wednesday he agrees with that designation. But it's not clear if the US will punish China as a result of that judgment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Antony Blinken, President Joe Biden's newly-confirmed secretary of state, said W...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Washington Post, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Getty Images, Beijing, Washington Dc, News UK, Un, State Department, Biden


Former Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says people 'don't have to look at a president' to find American values

Ret. US Navy Adm. William McRaven. Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images Retired Adm. William McRaven, a former US Navy SEAL commander and head of US Special Operations Command, had a hopeful message for aspiring public servants. "When the locals see that, they believe in America," McRaven said of public service, in a podcast. "They don't have to look at a president, they don't have to look at Congress, they don't have to look at a Secretary of Defense — they've...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Navy, Osama Bin Laden, Senate, Russia, Defense, US, International, Careers, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, United States


Raytheon fears Biden will cancel $500 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia, report says

Raytheon expects the Biden administration to cancel a $500 million sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia. AP Photo/Elise Amendola Raytheon expects the Biden administration to cancel a $500 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes made the prediction on a Tuesday call with investors, Defense One reported. Critics said the deal would fuel the Saudis' devastating war in Yemen. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Biden administration will cancel a $500 million sal...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, US, International, Trends, Middle East, Amnesty International, State Department, Pbs, Biden, Yemen


Senate confirms Antony Blinken as US secretary of state – live

Blinken passes Senate confirmation by 78 votes to 22Biden to sign more executive orders Tuesday afternoonJanet Yellen sworn in as first female US Treasury secretaryHouse delivers article of impeachment against Trump to SenateTrump campaign distances itself from new ‘Patriot party’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.22pm GMT The president ahas long said it is one of the four crises that he believes are “central to his presidency On Monday, Schumer called for Biden t...
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Senate approves longtime Biden aide as secretary of state

By Jennifer Hansler | CNN The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Antony Blinken as the new secretary of state. With Blinken’s confirmation, President Joe Biden now has a number of key members of his national security team in place. His Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines was confirmed on Inauguration Day, and his Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was confirmed Friday. The new top US diplomat, a longtime aide to Biden, faces the challenges of restoring America’s standing in the world and rei...
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Senate confirms Antony Blinken as Biden's secretary of state

Antony Blinken speaks during his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Edelman/Getty Images The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as secretary of state with a 78-22 vote.  Blinken is a veteran diplomat with a long working relationship with President Joe Biden.  Blinken, along with Biden, has made repairing America's alliances a top priority.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Senate, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, United Nations, World Health Organization, US Senate, Biden, Yemen


Chinese leader Xi Jinping warns against the consequences of a 'new cold war' in first speech since Biden's inauguration

Then Vice President Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a 2012 meeting in California. China now has the lead in 5G infrastructure, but experts say don't count Silicon Valley out yet. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images Chinese leader Xi Jinping preached about multilateralism at the World Economic Forum on Monday. Xi warned about the consequences of a "new Cold War," in a veiled message to President Joe Biden.  "We cannot tackle common challenges in a divided world and con...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Silicon Valley, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, Donald Trump, Trump



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