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Biden and Xi spent four hours together at a northern California estate – in meetings, a working lunch and a garden stroll.
Biden, before leaving Washington to make his way west on Tuesday to attend this year’s Apec forum, said his broad goal was to get Washington and Beijing “on a normal course corresponding”.
Former Brexit-era Prime Minister David Cameron has rejoined the government in a shock move this morning after being made foreign secretary.
Plans to reconvene a joint trade committee with China are being considered by the government, according to a report. Officials are said to be examining options to strengthen trade ties with the Asian superpower, including relaunching the joint economic and trade committee (JETCO), two people familiar with the discussions told Politico. The UK-China forum has [...]
President Joe Biden urged world leaders to stand up to Russia, warning no nation can be secure if “we allow Ukraine to be carved up”.
The parliamentary researcher arrested on suspicion of being a spy for China has insisted he is “completely innocent”. The man said he had spent his career highlighting the “challenge and threats presented by the Chinese Communist Party”. The arrest under the Official Secrets Act led to the Prime Minister confronting Chinese premier Li Qiang at [...]
Foreign secretary James Cleverly will make a landmark visit to China on Wednesday in a bid to reaffirm the UK’s protection of national security. Cleverly, who is currently in the Philippines, will fly to Beijing on August 30 for high-level talks with top officials including vice president Han Zheng and foreign affairs minister Wang Yi. [...]
Cleverly is widely expected to fly to Beijing this week, marking the first visit to China by a UK foreign secretary in five years.
Rishi Sunak has warned that an increasingly authoritarian China poses the “biggest challenge of our age” after discussing how to tackle aggression from Beijing with western allies. The prime minister said that it is the “only country with both the means and intent to reshape the world order” after meeting with leaders at the G7 [...]
Downing Street has refused to elaborate on Rishi Sunak’s decision not to ban controversial Confucius Institutes from operating in the UK. The Prime Minister previously pledged during his leadership bid to bar the 30 Beijing-linked organisations from running on UK soil. Confucius institutes are Chinese cultural and language outposts. But he has now walked back [...]
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