France’s Macron Says He Can Count on China’s Xi to Reason With Russia
By Christian Shepherd & Emily Rauhala | The Washington Post
The world is counting on Chinese leader Xi Jinping to “bring Russia to reason” over Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said in Beijing on Thursday, amid an elaborate show of hospitality designed to prevent Europe from siding with the United States in diplomatic hostilities.
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U.S. Tensions With China on Display as McCarthy Hosts Taiwan’s Leader
By Karoun Demirjian & Chris Buckley | The New York Times
Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday hosted a carefully choreographed series of meetings with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, underscoring the juggling act facing the United States as it tries to confront an increasingly aggressive China without precipitating a military crisis around the island.
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