The White House treads carefully as protests unfold in China as the US tries to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN – As frustrated demonstrators take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions – prompting rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials – the Biden White House is choosing its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest in China … Read more

The White House treads carefully as protests unfold in China as the US tries to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN – As frustrated demonstrators take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions – prompting rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials – the Biden White House is choosing its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest in China … Read more

US, allies struggle to support protesters in make-or-break moment for Iran

The US, its allies and individuals across the globe are struggling to support protesters in Iran in what observers say is a make-or-break moment that could tip the scales for regime change in Tehran. President Biden said in early November that “we’re gonna free Iran. They’re gonna free themselves pretty soon.” But outside experts say … Read more

Midterms free of feared chaos as voting experts look to 2024

Before Election Dayanxiety mounted over potential chaos at the polls. Election officials warned about poll watchers who had been steeped in conspiracy theories falsely claiming that then-President Donald Trump did not actually lose the 2020 election. Democrats and voting rights groups worried about the effects of new election laws, in some Republican-controlled states, that President … Read more

Europe accuses the US of profiting from war – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Nine months after invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is beginning to fracture the West. Top European officials are furious with Joe Biden’s administration and now accuse the Americans of making a fortune from the war, while EU countries suffer. “The fact is, if you look … Read more

The UK is starting to get real about Europe – POLITICO

Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs that the country is showing an unexpected outbreak of common sense in its approach to the bloc. In his first weeks in office, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak – a … Read more

Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN – Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told … Read more

WH now claims Biden pressed Xi on fentanyl, COVID origins

NOW they tell us… A White House official contacted The Post late Monday to allege that President Biden pushed Chinese President Xi Jinping to halt fentanyl exports and to be transparent about COVID-19’s origins during their first in-person summit last week — despite neither issue being mentioned in official recaps put out by Washington and … Read more

China turns to back-channel diplomacy to shore up US ties

A few days before Mr. Xi’s summit last week with President Biden, according to people with knowledge of the matter, Beijing dispatched a delegation of senior policy advisers and business executives to New York to meet with a US counterpart group set up by insurance executive Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, one of the most successful American … Read more

China’s Xi attempts to claim diplomatic victory in the battle for global influence after the whirlwind summit

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Bali, Indonesia CNN – Xi Jinping may have rejected US President Joe Biden’s description of the 21st century as … Read more