Washington has been clear with Beiging that its approach to Taiwan has not changed, including its commitment to "One China" policy, says top US diplomat for East Asia.
A draft of a long-term economic outline does not give details about spending, but mentions "attempts to unilaterally change the status quo by force in East Asia, making regional security increasingly severe".
East Asia Pacific 2022 growth cut to 5.0 percent as the World Bank warns that the conflict in Ukraine is the "most serious risk" to the region.
After the last of Beijing diplomats departed the Chinese consulate in Houston, law enforcement cordoned off the area and US officials were seen entering the complex after using tools to force open a door.
Remittances expected to plunge by about 20 percent globally this year, the biggest decline in recent history, as closures cause a global recession and job losses that prevent workers from sending money to their families back home, World Bank says.
The World Bank's report projects that growth in China and other East Asian-Pacific countries will slow to 2.1 precent this year from 5.8 percent in 2019 under a “baseline” forecast in which economic recovery takes hold this summer.
By lunchtime, the benchmark Shanghai Composite index sat 8 percent lower near an almost one-year trough and poised to post its worst day in more than four years.
As the death toll from the Chinese epidemic jumped to 80 with those affected worldwide approaching 3,000, analysts say there are growing fears the crisis could become as bad as the SARS outbreak that hammered Asian markets in 2003.
Online gaming is turning into a multi-billion dollar industry that has the potential to transform how we consume popular culture.
US President Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards NATO doesn't serve its own long-term interests.
The difficult relationship between two key US allies in Asia-Pacific has become a full-blown trade war, which is bound to have an impact on the global economy.
North Korea fired two "unidentified projectiles" into the sea off its eastern coast, South Korea's military says, the latest in a series of launches by Pyongyang.
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