The deliberate change could be an effort to delegitimise Xi’s rule, drive a wedge between party and populace and evoke a Cold War-era feel. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes the lead in adopting the new description, and FBI Director...
MR LESSER:  Good morning, and good afternoon from Brussels.  Welcome back to Brussels Forum 2020 in its 15th edition.  And today we’re very pleased and honored to welcome U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo for a special conversation with us.  We’ve hosted the...
ecretary of State Michael R. Pompeo “Celebrating Americanism in Our Foreign Policy” at the American Legion’s 101st National Convention SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning.  Thank you for that warm welcome. Thank you, Commander Reistad, for that kind introduction.  I also want to...
China’s leader, Xi Jinping, abruptly summoned hundreds of officials to Beijing recently, forcing some to reschedule long-planned local assemblies. The meeting seemed orchestrated to convey anxious urgency. The Communist Party, Mr. Xi told the officials, faces major risks on...
His special envoy makes clear the administration’s priority is depriving the regime of nuclear weapons. Before President Trump announced in Tuesday’s State of the Union address that he would hold another summit this month with Kim Jong Un, he indulged...
In Washington, all roads to Pyongyang go through Beijing, the only capital presumed to possess the wherewithal to reach North Korea’s reclusive young dictator, Kim Jong-un, and pull him back from the nuclear brink. Certainly, Donald Trump thinks so, persistently tweeting...
President Trump's outspoken dismay at China's continued trade with North Korea will make for a tense time with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G-20 summit. Following North Korea's successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch earlier this week, Mr. Trump...
US president thanks Chinese president for efforts on ‘substantial problem’ despite recently voicing frustration that China has not done more. Wrapping up his second European tour as president, Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan searched for consensus...
One of the many dangers posed to our society by having a president who’s a serial liar — and who doesn’t behave like an adult, let alone a president — is that we more easily ignore him even if...
BEIJING (MarketWatch) — President Donald Trump’s relationships with Russia and his sympathies, real and alleged, with President Vladimir Putin have attracted much attention. Another plausible candidate for a “friend of Trump” accolade is President Xi Jinping of China. Many of...

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