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At issue for Taipei is whether Trump-Xi meeting will harm Taipei’s interests as US begins new arms package for Taiwan, a move sure to anger China.
“The joint interests of China and US far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both,” Chinese President Xi said.
“Once there is chaos in North Korea, it would first bring disaster to China. I’m sorry, but the United States and South Korea don’t have the right to demand this of China,” it said in an editorial.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press China to do more on perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting President Donald Trump.
Canada stepped up its campaign against a possible move by Washington to impose border tariffs, telling the new U.S. commerce chief that such a move would hurt both countries.
Michael Flynn, resigned after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
56 senators backed Tillerson, and 43 voted no. The tally was largely along party lines, with every Republican favoring Tillerson, along with four members of the Democratic caucus, Senators Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Manchin and Mark Warner as well as Angus King, an independent.
China claims most of the South China Sea, while Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei claims parts of the sea that commands strategic sealanes and has rich fishing grounds along with oil and gas deposits.
“After careful consideration and discussion with Mr Tillerson, we decided to support his nomination to be secretary of state,” McCain, Lindsey Graham said.
Obama administration’s preliminary decision to ease sanctions on Sudan came with approval of the Trump administration and after months of secret meetings.
“We are ready at any moment,” Russia President Vladimir Putin said when asked about the possibility of a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump named former Texas Governor Rick Perry to head the U.S. Department of Energy, handing the job to a climate change sceptic.
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“Being a ‘friend of Vladimir’ is not an attribute I am hoping for from a #SecretaryOfState,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted Sunday.
Exxon Mobile president and CEO Rex Tillerson emerged as President-elect Donald Trump’s top choice for secretary of state, according to transition officials.