In a first visit to China by a member of President Biden's Cabinet, the secretary of state will seek "open lines of communication" with Beijing but no diplomatic breakthrough is expected.
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Still, U.S. and China need to work together on issues like climate change and debt relief.
FBI and State Department officials gave reporters an update on some of what the U.S. has learned so far about the balloon.
President Biden has said the U.S. is committed to defending Taiwan, but Washington has traditionally stayed strategically ambiguous. Here's why.
Qin Gang brought a tougher style to China's foreign ministry pulpit. Now he is Beijing's man in Washington, inheriting a hard post amid the most fraught relations in years between China and the U.S.
President Trump's administration has deepened ties with Taiwan, as tensions with China intensify. That could be why more Taiwanese favor him to win the U.S. election, according to a poll.
China's diplomacy has taken a strikingly "undiplomatic" turn, analysts say, as it counters U.S. accusations of starting the coronavirus.
As tensions deepen, the flow of tourists, students, researchers and entrepreneurs has slowed between the U.S. and China.