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US President Joe Biden says Xi Jinping told him Quad was against China
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US President Joe Biden says Xi Jinping told him Quad was against China

China, which has territorial disputes with many countries in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, has been vehemently opposing the Quad alliance since its formation

Conflict and confrontation not in anyone's interest, says Beijing at Xi-Biden video call
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Conflict and confrontation not in anyone's interest, says Beijing at Xi-Biden video call

During the call, which lasted for two hours, China avoided assigning any blame to Russia

Top US admiral warns about China's increasingly assertive military actions at Halifax forum
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Top US admiral warns about China's increasingly assertive military actions at Halifax forum

Admiral John C Aquilino said the US and its allies need to work together more frequently in international waters to build interoperability so they can operate together quickly if needed

China's hypersonic missile 'went around the world' in July: Top US military official
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China's hypersonic missile 'went around the world' in July: Top US military official

China, which confirmed the test on October 18, tried to downplayed it, saying it was "routine test" and emphasised that "it's not missile, but a spacecraft"

'Behaving like a street gang boss': How Chinese media reacted to US, UK, and Australia's new pact
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'Behaving like a street gang boss': How Chinese media reacted to US, UK, and Australia's new pact

Newspapers and broadcasters were unflinching in their criticism of the AUKUS alliance, accusing America of 'creating antagonism' and warning Australia of its one-sided policy

China slams US over racism, inequality and pandemic response in annual report
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China slams US over racism, inequality and pandemic response in annual report

China issues the report each year in response to US criticism of its record on issues such as abuses against minority groups in the western regions of Xinjiang and Tibet and a crackdown on opposition voices in Hong Kong

US considering additional actions against China on Hong Kong's new security law, COVID-19, says White House
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US considering additional actions against China on Hong Kong's new security law, COVID-19, says White House

US and China have sparred recently over China's imposition of new national security law in Hong Kong, treatment of Uighurs, and Beijing's handling of coronavirus

WHO calls for 'science-based inquiry' into Mike Pompeo 'speculative' claims that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab
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WHO calls for 'science-based inquiry' into Mike Pompeo 'speculative' claims that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that comments by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo citing 'evidence' that the new coronavirus had emerged from a Chinese laboratory were 'speculative', and called for a science-based inquiry.

US, China rekindle trade talks ahead of G20 summit; Donald Trump eyes 'extended meeting' with Chinese counterpart in Osaka
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US, China rekindle trade talks ahead of G20 summit; Donald Trump eyes 'extended meeting' with Chinese counterpart in Osaka

China and the United States are rekindling trade talks ahead of a meeting next week between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.

US NSA John Bolton alleges that China is trying to influence public opinion in America and its allies
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US NSA John Bolton alleges that China is trying to influence public opinion in America and its allies

China is trying to influence public opinion in the US and countries like Australia that are America's allies, a top White House official alleged on Sunday.

Amid growing tensions with United States, Xi Jinping calls on Chinese Army to be 'battle ready'
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Amid growing tensions with United States, Xi Jinping calls on Chinese Army to be 'battle ready'

China's Army must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of top brass on Friday.

Trade war outcome? China records first current account deficit of $28.3 bn in 17 years in first half of 2018
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Trade war outcome? China records first current account deficit of $28.3 bn in 17 years in first half of 2018

Analysts forecast a narrowing surplus or more frequent current account deficits against the backdrop of trade tensions between China and the US.

Explosive device detonated outside United States embassy in Beijing; area cordoned off
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Explosive device detonated outside United States embassy in Beijing; area cordoned off

A large explosion took place near the US Embassy in Beijing on Thursday as witnesses posted images on social media, of smoke surrounding the building

US is the 'real hacking empire', says China after Pentagon report
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US is the 'real hacking empire', says China after Pentagon report

China on Wednesday accused the United States of sowing discord between China and its neighbours after the Pentagon said Beijing is using espionage to fuel its military modernisation, branding Washington the "real hacking empire".

US is the 'real hacking empire', says China after Pentagon report
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US is the 'real hacking empire', says China after Pentagon report

China on Wednesday accused the United States of sowing discord between China and its neighbours after the Pentagon said Beijing is using espionage to fuel its military modernisation, branding Washington the "real hacking empire".

Panetta discusses cyber-attacks with China
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Panetta discusses cyber-attacks with China

Meanwhile, cybersecurity analysts say the computer-based attacks emanating from China continue unabated, and in fact are expanding and focusing more intently on critical American oil, gas and other energy companies.