By cozying up to smaller nations in the region, the defense secretary is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China’s military assertiveness.
The Shanghai futures market is trading in the Chinese currency, the yuan, rather than in dollars. The move will allow China to buy Iranian crude till the cows come home, evading U.S. sanctions.
As the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and sixth of Xi Jinping’s draw to a close, the world may be witnessing one of those epochal clashes that can change the contours of global power.
Amid the intense coverage of Russia and North Korea, another struggle between superpowers is playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
The U.S. is pressing Beijing to give its companies more access to the state-dominated economy. And Tillerson says, “There is no disagreement on North Korea.”
The U.S. president pronounces himself wowed by Beijing's lavish greeting at the start of his two-day visit.
The "Last Week Tonight" host outlines the many misleading things the president has said about the climate change pact and lists the dire consequences of Donald Trump's latest decision.