International relations

Advocacy for subnational diplomacy

Letter from the editor BY SHAWN DORMAN Welcome to this packed double edition of The Foreign Service Journal to start the new year. In addition to our regular programming, this issue features an exclusive interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as well as a first-person account from Moscow Signal, …

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No one is able to teach others a lesson about democracy »Capital News

BEIJING, China, January 2 – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that Chinese diplomacy has progressed in a complex and fluid international landscape, writing new chapters of big country diplomacy with features distinctive Chinese. Wang made his remarks during a year-end interview with the Xinhua …

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GT exclusive: Chinese diplomat urges new German government not to play ‘Taiwan card’ as Lithuania aims to hold EU hostage

Yantian Port Photo: CFP Chinese diplomat in Germany urged new German government to play an active role in the EU, abide by the one-China principle and not play the “Taiwan card” or send false signals to the forces secessionists of “Taiwan independence”, as Lithuania wants. to hold the EU’s position …

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Despite clear division on big issues, Congress broadly agrees on China

Despite strong divisions on most major issues, Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on at least one way to deal with China. President Joe Biden enacted a bipartisan bill just before Christmas to ban goods from China’s Xinjiang region unless companies can prove they are not made by forced labor. …

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Fierce Sino-American competition criticized – Xinhua English.news.cn

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang (right) is seen in a broad interview with U.S. media on December 20, 2021. [Photo/china-embassy.org] Collaboration and consensus are good elements to progress, underlines the envoy China opposes Sino-U.S. Relations being defined as competitive because such a framework overshadows collaboration, and the …

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Thousands of Christmas flights canceled as Omicron spreads

PictureTravelers attempted to bypass the disruption on Christmas Eve morning at Kennedy International Airport in Queens.Credit…Dave Sanders for The New York Times Thousands of potential travelers received last-minute cancellations of their Christmas flights on Friday and Saturday due to the recent Omicron case spike, including among airline employees. The number …

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China Lobbying Against MCC | Nepalese time

A A US $ 500 million grant to modernize Nepal’s infrastructure at first glance appears to be delayed due to domestic politics. But the real reason seems to be Beijing’s opposition to the project and its pressure on politicians not to implement the project. Sources say the Chinese government has …

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China to impose reciprocal sanctions on four US citizens

Zhao Lijian Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs China has decided to impose sanctions on four US individuals as a reciprocal countermeasure against US sanctions against officials in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (northwest China) on baseless charges of alleged issue rights in the region, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign …

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Most vaccines around the world are unlikely to prevent infection with Omicron

A growing body of preliminary research suggests that the Covid vaccines used in most countries around the world offer almost no defense against infection with the highly contagious variant of Omicron. All vaccines still seem to offer a significant degree of protection against serious illnesses caused by Omicron, which is …

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Another Quad type network is the last thing Asia needs

Indonesian Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi (right) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) hold a joint press conference after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 14 2021. / Getty Indonesian Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi (right) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) hold …

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