Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as a retaliatory measure against Canada after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's December 2018 arrest in Vancouver.
Just as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Chinese official Yang Jiechi, Trump signed into law an act that authorises sanctions for Chinese officials involved in the detention of some one million minority Muslim Uighur ethnic group.
The Muslim minority group in China is facing 'oppression' when they want to practice their faith, the US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback says.
Iran's use of the George Floyd protests to hit back at American exceptionalism could reap dividends.
Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Riot police flooded the streets as protesters gathered ahead of a debate on the bill that once enacted will criminalise abuse of China's national anthem in the semi-autonomous city.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi insisted in Beijing that the proposed law must be imposed "without the slightest delay".
Feeling the pinch of rising Chinese tech, the Silicon Valley giants become political to stay in the game.
The controversial app that has long drawn national-security and privacy concerns in the US, has Disney's Kevin Mayer as the new Chief Executive Officer
While Mickey Mouse joined Disney characters welcoming the crowds, the Shanghai experience will not be as it was: Instead of parades and fireworks, there are mandatory masks, temperature screenings and social distancing for visitors and employees.
The number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed 237,000 with more than 3.3 million infections. Here are updates for May 1, 2020.
China has tried to use the crisis to build influence but is also accused of spreading disinformation and financially benefitting from the virus, while the US has also been criticised for its inept response to Covid-19.
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