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Topic - U.S. Embassy In Beijing
Leading up to Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Beijing this week, senior U.S. diplomats have engaged in a series of direct conversations with their Chinese counterparts to protest the Chinese military's attempt to carve out a new air defense zone in the East China Sea.
China's communist rulers are accusing the top U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong of interfering in the country's internal affairs by promoting democracy.
U.S. workers at the Consulate General in China opened an envelope containing a mystery substance on Monday.
Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was at the heart of a major diplomatic tug-of-war between Beijing and Washington a year ago, on Tuesday accused the Chinese government of breaking a promise not to harm his family.
Rep. Laura Richardson, California Democrat, improperly compelled her congressional staff to do campaign work and should be reprimanded and fined for violating standards of conduct, the House Ethics Committee announced Wednesday.
Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng (chehn gwahng-chung) will have a memoir coming out next year.
The blind Chinese civil rights activist who escaped from house arrest in April says China's government needs to stop trying to "put a lid" on its problems and pretending they don't exist.
Sen. John McCain, appearing with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a Memorial Day ceremony in San Diego on Monday, had a one-word retort to a heckler who was hustled out of the event by security after interrupting the Arizona Republican's speech: "Jerk."
Recent spats between the United States and China are focused on one particular venue: U.S. diplomatic compounds across China, a testimony to the fact that America's soft power is becoming increasingly more menacing to the autocratic communist regime.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden said he believes that Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng's future is in the United States.
The U.S. and China forged the outlines of a deal Friday to end a diplomatic standoff over legal activist Chen Guangcheng that would let him travel to the U.S. with his family for a university fellowship.
The Obama administration Thursday found itself on the defensive over its handling of a blind Chinese dissident at the center of a diplomatic firestorm between Washington and Beijing, as confusion over the fate of Chen Guangcheng only deepened in both capitals.
With a diplomatic solution to the case of a blind Chinese legal activist unraveling, the White House on Thursday defended the administration's handling of the the dissident's case, insisting that U.S. officials had not pressured him to stay in the country.
The peculiar case of Chen Guangcheng presents a classic test for President Obama and for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney — whether the United States should put its founding principles of defending democracy and human rights ahead of international economic and political considerations.
The head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is urging President Obama to protect a blind Chinese dissident reportedly sheltered in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton heads to China for long-scheduled talks suddenly overshadowed by the diplomatic emergency.