Gaffes, controversy overshadow S. Korea’s Yoon trips to UN, London

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York on Sept 21, 2022. (MANDEL NGAN / AFP) SEOUL – A series of gaffes and controversies is overshadowing South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's first major overseas tour, sending his ratings plunging and inviting scathing criticism from some lawmakers even […]

Biden administration’s arms sale to Taiwan serves as dangerous midterm elections gambit

Despite Beijing's stern warnings, Washington is heedlessly escalating the tensions across the Taiwan Straits, as the scale of the latest arms sale to Taiwan shows. The arms deal worth $1.1 billion to Taiwan approved by the Joe Biden administration late last week, the sixth and the largest one since it took office, came one month […]

Biden has picked up the witch hunt baton

As part of its neo-Reds under the bed scaremongering, the previous Donald Trump administration trumpeted that made-in-China home appliances, such as refrigerators and televisions, were spies ensconced in US households. It also claimed that the Chinese telecommunication company was the "number one concern" for democracy. Proving the old adage that the more things change, the […]

Biden administration honoring commitments would be best guardrails for Sino-US relations

US-China relations are in danger of being further led "astray" due to the problematic perception of China among many in Washington, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken during their latest meeting on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Due to the […]

Washington building castles in the air to show its commitment to ‘Indo-Pacific’

United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's nine-day trip of back-to-back visits to the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and Laos starting on Sunday is a further bid by the Joe Biden administration to drive wedges between those countries and China. Rather than reflecting the US' "continued commitment to the Indo-Pacific", Sherman's visits-which […]

US should act responsibly and change tri-negative approach to tri-positive one

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers a speech on the Biden administration's policy toward China during an event hosted by the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington, DC, May 26, 2022. (ALEX WONG / AFP) The Chinese side's lukewarm response to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's long-awaited speech on the Joe Biden administration's […]

US cannot evade issue of pathogens

It was interesting to watch the White House desperately trying to undo what its master had said — that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”. Earlier, Hunter Biden, son of the US president, was revealed to be involved in Ukrainian biological laboratories. On March 25 — the day before President Joe Biden, in […]

Washington’s guardrail claim only serves its intensified attempt to contain China

Five members of the US House of Representatives visited Taiwan on Thursday and Friday, and met with senior officials of the island's secessionist-minded administration. This is the second batch of US lawmakers to visit the Chinese island this month in open defiance of the Chinese mainland's strong opposition and the commitments the United States has […]