Beijing hopes to turn next week's Games into a soft power triumph, but the lead-up has been clouded by a US-led diplomatic boycott over China's human rights record.
China warns US over human rights-related sanctions on Chinese individuals and entities, including artificial intelligence company SenseTime.
US President Joe Biden raised concerns about Beijing’s practices in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and China’s Xi Jinping warned of Taiwan “red line,” but both sides described the meeting as frank and direct.
Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi warned of the dangers of US support for the 'Taiwan independence' after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised concerns over Beijing's pressure on Taipei.
The two leaders are expected to meet to dial back tensions after a rough start to the US-China relationship since Biden took office earlier this year.
Beijing could have 700 deliverable nuclear warheads by 2027 and could top 1,000 by 2030, an arsenal two-and-a-half times the size of what the Pentagon predicted only a year ago.
Top diplomats Antony Blinken and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar pledge to stretch their multilateral security partnership, underscoring deepening of ties between both countries concerned over China's growing influence in the region.
New American intelligence report rules out Chinese meddling in the 2020 US presidential elections.
Exports spiked 60.6 percent on-year in the January-February period, well above analysts' expectations, while imports rose 22.2 percent, with electronics and textile exports such as masks contributed to the spike in outbound shipments.
Beijing hopes that US policymakers will move to bring China policy back to reason to ensure healthy and steady development of bilateral relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a forum in the Chinese capital.
China's warning comes after New York Stock Exchange's statement that it would delist China Telecom Corp Ltd, China Mobile Ltd and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd.
China's state councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi says there is now an opportunity for the country and the US to "open a new window of hope".
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