Richard Marles Says Position on Taiwan Has Not Changed and One China Policy

Australia has not changed its position on Taiwan, but will continue to support the United States in pressuring China not to take any drastic action, said Richard Marles. US President Joe Biden this week committed troops to defend Taiwan should China follow through on its invasion threats. Senior Australian politicians and leaders will continue to … Read more

China and India call for a negotiated exit from the Ukraine war

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives to address the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly China and India called for a negotiated end to the Ukraine war at the United Nations on Saturday, failing to provide strong support for traditional ally Russia. India, unlike China, has a warm relationship with the United States … Read more

China and India call for a negotiated exit from the Ukraine war

China and India called for a negotiated end to the Ukraine war at the United Nations on Saturday, failing to provide strong support for traditional ally Russia. India, unlike China, has a warm relationship with the United States but has historical ties with Russia, its traditional defense supplier.

China on Taiwan: ‘External interference’ will not be tolerated

UNITED NATIONS — China on Saturday underlined its commitment to its claim to Taiwan, telling assembled world leaders that anyone who stood in the way of its determination to reunify with the autonomous island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.” The language was forceful but, for the Chinese leadership, within the realm of … Read more

Russia replaces top general and seeks separatist elections in Ukraine

Moscow replaced its top logistics general on Saturday after a series of setbacks when the Kremlin-controlled regions of eastern and southern Ukraine voted for a second day to become part of Russia. The changing of the guard comes amid a major mobilization campaign by Russia after the invasion of Ukraine revealed widespread logistical difficulties, with … Read more

Blinken asks Taiwan for calm in talks with China

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for calm on Taiwan on Friday when he met with his Chinese counterpart as rising tensions showed signs of easing. Blinken met for 90 minutes with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in talks that a US … Read more

Russia replaces top general and seeks separatist elections in Ukraine

Moscow replaced its top logistics general on Saturday after a series of setbacks when the Kremlin-controlled regions of eastern and southern Ukraine voted for a second day to become part of Russia. The changing of the guard comes amid a major mobilization campaign by Russia after the invasion of Ukraine revealed widespread logistical difficulties, with … Read more

China-Russia friendship in jeopardy as Putin exposed as weak and incompetent

Is President Xi Jinping about to get rid of President Vladimir Putin? Or is their “no limits” relationship just that? Things have changed since the two leaders declared a quick friendship at the Beijing Winter Olympics in February. Days later, Putin invaded Ukraine. Now, he is desperately trying to save face as his forces retreat … Read more

Russian representatives hold separatist elections in Ukraine

Western nations on Friday rejected referendums in the Kremlin-controlled regions of eastern and southern Ukraine, as U.N. and Ukrainian officials revealed what they said was more evidence of Russian “war crimes.” The vote, on whether Russia should annex these parts of Ukraine to its own territory, began on Friday, dramatically raising the stakes of the … Read more

Russian representatives hold separatist elections in Ukraine

Western nations on Friday rejected referendums in Kremlin-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine as Ukrainian and UN officials revealed what they said was more evidence of Russian “war crimes.” – Evidence of ‘war crimes’ – On Friday, the Group of Seven industrialized countries of the G7 also condemned the referendums as a “farce” without “any legal … Read more