.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden had a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • President Joe Biden raised concern about the situation in Hong Kong
  • He said that the Chinese government hadn't kept their commitment
  • Angela Merkel said that the two leaders had talked about the competition with China

.Canberra ACT, Australia
China is Australia's biggest trade partner. (Photo credit: AP file photo)

  • Australia on Wednesday announced a revocation of the government's deal to join China's Road and Belt initiative
  • Tensions between the countries escalated last year when Australia demanded probe over origin of COVID-19 virus
  • All eyes are on China's retaliation over Australia's big blow to China's giant infrastructure plan

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Employment rose to 144,000 from 139,200 when Trump imposed the policy before the pandemic. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Biden administration may be reviewing its trade policy
  • Removing this tax could expose the industry to tough competition by China
  • Last year, imports accounted for only 18% of U.S. steel consumption

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden spoke China's President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Beijing considers Taiwan its own territory awaiting reunification
  • US politicians across party lines have pushed a tough line on China
  • The act would reaffirm strong US support of Taiwan

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Tai has previously served as advisors to various US lawmakers. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The US Senate saw no opposition while voting for Tai
  • Tai vowed to solve disputed which hampered trans-Atlantic ties of the US
  • She supports a 'holistic review on China'

.Brussels, Belgium
The long standing aviation dispute has seen some thaw. (Photo credit: Boeing website)

  • "President Biden and I agreed to suspend all our tariffs imposed in the context of the Airbus-Boeing disputes," EU Chief said
  • France has also welcomed the agreement
  • Von der Leyen said her call with Biden had gone well, and touched on many other aspects

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
China-US trade war is still ongoing. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic by securing vaccine supply chains and production is a top priority
  • The report acknowledged the damage done by "China's coercive and unfair trade practices"
  • It said what it deems China's human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and others will be a "top priority" for Biden's team