Chinese President Xi Jinping tells his American counterpart Biden that US policies towards Beijing have caused "serious difficulties" and that putting ties back on track was critical "to the destiny of the world."
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.
William Burns, one of the most experienced American diplomats, may look to intensify the agency’s focus on China - the biggest threat to the US global domination.
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.
China ordered the closure of the facility on Friday after Washington last week gave China 72 hours to vacate its consulate in Houston.
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