China trade talks resume

Gold Bars and Dollar

The move angered Beijing at a time when the United States and China ton are locked in a trade war and are negotiating a deal ahead of a March 1 deadline when U.S. tariffs on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese imports are expected to increase to 25 per cent from 10 per cent.

Aerial view on the The Spratly Islands, one of the major archipelagos in the South China Sea.

Beijing has voiced its "strong dissatisfaction" with the United States on Monday after two USA warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea.

Officials including U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in Beijing for another round of talks with Chinese officials including Vice Premier Liu He.

The same day the latest talks began, two US warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, a USA official told Reuters.

The FONOP involved the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble, which patrolled through the area to "challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by global law", as U.S. Navy 7th Fleet spokesman Cmdr.

Washington has hit back in the past, claiming it is countering Beijing's militarisation of the South China Sea by building army installations on artificial reefs and islands.

Communist superpower China claims ownership over nearly all of the South China Sea - frequently slamming the United States and its allies for naval operations in the territory.

Grammys 2019: Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance
Keys may well have added, "It's what we reminisce to", since the recurring theme of the evening was honouring icons. Carlile also won awards for best American roots performance and best American roots song for " The Joke ".

Monday's operation was the second in the South China Sea reported by the US Navy this year.

The operation was carried out "to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by global law", Cmdr. In January, the destroyer USS McCampbell challenged China's claims to the Paracel Islands.

Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan have competing claims in the region.

Doss added: "We conduct routine and regular Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPS), as we have done in the past and will continue to in the future".

China's foreign ministry issued an angry response. In late September, the USS Decatur also sailed within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson reefs in the Spratly Islands as part of a similar freedom of navigation operation.

It comes at a time of increasing tensions between the United States and China over an ongoing trade war.

The US and its allies periodically send planes and warships near South China Sea islands and reefs claimed by Beijing to signal their right under worldwide law to pass through the waters, invariably angering China.

Related News:

  • Venezuelan military official drops allegiance to Maduro

    Venezuelan military official drops allegiance to Maduro

    An global Contact Group, made up of European and Latin American countries, called for snap presidential elections following a meeting in Montevideo this week.
    Another winter storm brewing in the GTA, to arrive Tuesday

    Another winter storm brewing in the GTA, to arrive Tuesday

    Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Washington's Seattle-Tacoma and Portland International airports in recent days. The third storm of the week will move in Thursday afternoon and go through Thursday night.
    Paul Pogba Gave His Shirt To A Fan Following Win Over Fulham

    Paul Pogba Gave His Shirt To A Fan Following Win Over Fulham

    Martial picked up and a goal and an assist on Saturday, has two goals in his last three matches and now has 11 on the season. They also face Arsenal and Manchester City in March as they battle for a place in the top four.
  • Nasa's New Horizons: 'Space snowman' appears squashed

    Nasa's New Horizons: 'Space snowman' appears squashed

    Now that scientists have downloaded more data from the distant spacecraft, however, our view of Ultima Thule has changed. The encounter set a new record for the most distant ever visit to a Solar System object by a spacecraft.
    The real reason Brad Pitt attended Jennifer Aniston's party

    The real reason Brad Pitt attended Jennifer Aniston's party

    She shared her love for Aniston on Instagram today, January 11, with pictures of her, Kate Hudson and Aniston from the party. Jennifer did indeed look fire as she invited the elite of Hollywood to join her in celebrating her big birthday.
    Bahrain blinks, but Hakeem al-Araibi should have never faced this ordeal

    Bahrain blinks, but Hakeem al-Araibi should have never faced this ordeal

    The 25-year-old fears being returned to Bahrain where he believes he could face imprisonment and torture. Bahrain authorities did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters seeking comment.
  • Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

    Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

    Yet he chose instead to add about 3500 troops in 2017-2018 to bolster the United States effort to train and advise Afghan forces. The Taliban have put out contradictory information on what timeline the United States has agreed to in any potential withdrawal.
    Karlan Grant claiming Huddersfield's goal against Arsenal

    Karlan Grant claiming Huddersfield's goal against Arsenal

    Huddersfield striker Karlan Grant insists he will be claiming his side's late goal in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Arsenal after making his home debut off the bench.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Search underway after video shows man abducting woman in Miami

    Search underway after video shows man abducting woman in Miami

    Miami police say a woman seen in a surveillance video being violently abduction has been found safe and in good condition. His Nissan Altima, described as a 2015 or newer, had a paper tag that had partial number of either "CFJ7" or "CFF7".

    Winter Weather Advisory posted, wintry mix likely

    That wintry mix will form in large part due to temperatures that forecasters expect to slowly climb while precipitation falls. As of Monday morning, the weather service expects almost all of MA to receive at least two inches of snow.
    Eriksen helps title-chasing Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1

    Eriksen helps title-chasing Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1

    Maddison and other young players - it's not finished for them yet - they didn't have consistency or a clinical edge all the time. I think he's so close to come back again, not for Sunday and not for Wednesday, but we'll see after", Pochettino said.


Most liked

Alliance of American Football Debuts with Strong Ratings
Linehan replaced him, and the duo combined to complete under 50 percent of their passes while throwing a pair of interceptions. Former Alabama star Trent Richardson tallied a rushing touchdown for Birmingham in the victory.

Trudeau denies claim PMO pressured AG to drop SNC-Lavalin case
They are also owed more answers than the Prime Minister has so far offered. Wilson-Raybould was unable to mask still-evident shock.

Netanyahu warns Iran of 'last Revolution Day' after regime's threats on TA
State TV showed crowds defying rainy weather and carrying Iranian flags while shouting anti-Israeli and anti-US slogans. President Hassan Rouhani said at a rally in the capital that Iran was determined to expand its military power.

Beto vs. Trump: Dueling rallies along the US-Mexico border
Veronica Escobar wrote to Trump asking him to apologize to the residents of the city - which she represents - for his comments. In response to his statement, Democratic Rep.

How to watch Monday coverage of AT&T Pebble Beach Pro
In a weather-delayed finish, Phil Mickelson triumphed at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am - the site of this year's U.S. Open. "I'll deal with that in six months". "It's nothing like the course we'll see, " Mickelson said.

Sergio Aguero becomes Manchester City's all-time record league goalscorer
He said: "The players were outstanding". "What matters to me is finishing the season in the best way and winning trophies". Aguero said: "We had a good game".

Priyanka Gandhi wows crowds in Lucknow along with Rahul, Scindia
On January 25, Bihar minister Vinod Narayan Jha, in a statement, called Priyanka Gandhi "a very attractive face" who had no political achievement to her credit.

Six threes from Barrett lead No. 2 Duke past No. 3 Virginia
Duke and Virginia didn't tip off for another five hours or so. "I didn't notice until probably the second half". He finished with 17 points. "I thought we were a little slow to our closeouts", Bennett said.

Fitbit launches Inspire fitness tracker but only businesses can acquire it
As their names suggest, the Inspire HR features a heart rate monitor, while the stock Inspire lacks this feature. It comes with an "intuitive touchscreen" and is water resistant up to 50m which makes it a swimproof device.

"I'm not going anywhere": Ralph Northam strikes defiant pose to Gayle King
In his statement on Saturday, he acknowledges both interactions with the women, but says both instances were consensual. Signaling plans to resume business as usual, he also announced more than a dozen state board appointments.

Soundarya marries Vishagan in grand ceremony
Having started her career as a graphic designer, Soundarya has worked in films like "Baba", "Majaa", "Sandakozhi" and "Sivaji". After staying together as a married couple for seven years, the duo got divorced in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.

National Pizza Day 2019: Where to find free and cheap pizza today
You can score a medium one-topping pizza and two drinks for $16.99, or two large one-topping pizzas and four drinks for $32.99. You might want to avoid Pizza Hut as they have so many special deals on today it's hard to choose what you want.

Two Palestinian teens killed by troop fire READ MORE
The militant Hamas group demands an end to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed on the territory since 2007. The violence sometimes escalated into brief rounds of cross-border exchanges of rockets and airstrikes.

Celebrities react as Cardi B makes historic win at Grammy Awards 2019
Cardi B is a Grammy victor ! "I've kept my mouth shut, but now you're lying about me", she tweeted. I had like, three songs that I was for sure having-you know how it was.

May to appeal for more time to secure backstop changes
But it was rejected by the UK Parliament and if it is not approved by Brexit day, the default position would be a no-deal Brexit. It comes as Mrs May seeks a compromise with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Brexit.