Saturday, 18 September, 2021


Biden-Suga Meetings At White House Set To Focus On China

Biden-Suga Meetings At White House Set To Focus On China Biden, Japan's PM focus on China, North Korea in first bilateral meeting
Bennie Garza | 17 April, 2021, 11:40

"Both leaders expressed their pride in the U.S. and Japanese athletes who have trained for these Games and will be competing in the best traditions of the Olympic spirit", the statement said.

"We're going to work together to prove that democracies can still compete and win in the 21st century, we can deliver for our people in the face of a rapidly changing world", he added.

Biden did not mention Taiwan by name amid concerns from global watchdogs that China may take military action against the island.

Biden, who took office in January, has focused on reviving the alliance, as well as U.S. involvement in multilateral institutions, which were often criticized or shunned by former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Japan and the United States, he said, are both deeply invested in innovation and looking to the future.

The Biden administration may also have tougher requests of Japan, including pressing Suga for a rare public statement of support from a Japanese leader for Taiwan. There is no other time than today that the Japan-US alliance needs to be strong.

It's unclear how prominent China's human rights record was in the two leaders' talks.

While Biden has held virtual meetings with world leaders, including bilateral engagements with the Canadian prime minister and Mexican president, during the coronavirus pandemic, he had yet to host foreign officials at the White House until Friday.

Biden said they agreed to enhance their support for global vaccination efforts through the ACT accelerator and COVID-19 facility.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki noted at a press briefing that the officials would not share a meal, which would be normal tradition, and that officials would distance from one another during their meetings in order to ensure safety during the ongoing pandemic.

"As you know, Mr Prime Minister, you and I met just about a month ago during the Quad summit which was a meeting with the United States with our allies Japan, with Australia and with India where we had extensive conversations about the collaborations and the friendship around some of the biggest challenges facing our world", Harris said.

"It seems the sole aim for the USA and Japan to reinforce their decades-old alliance under the new US administration is to redirect it against China, a signal the two countries should have avoided to send as it brims with a Cold War mentality and ideological bias", the paper wrote.

Biden's early meeting with Suga, as well as his planned get-together next month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, another important Pacific Rim ally, reflect the administration's effort to bolster the United States' alliances with both countries as a way of countering China's rising economic and military ambitions, as well as deterring nuclear-armed North Korea.

"There is no substitution for face-to-face discussions", Biden said.

"The United States is Japan's best friend", Suga said in prepared remarks.

"We also had serious talks about China's influence on the peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific and the world at large".

The document says Suga and Biden shared their concerns over Chinese activities that are inconsistent with the worldwide rules-based order.

Biden reiterated that he feels the issue of gun violence is a "national embarrassment" and beseeched Congress to enact a ban on high-capacity weapons. Biden said, growing increasingly animated.

"I think the Japanese view is that they have had a strategy in place and they want to move forward steady as she goes", he said.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Police Respond To 'Mass Casualty Incident' At Indianapolis FedEx Facility

    Police Respond To 'Mass Casualty Incident' At Indianapolis FedEx Facility

    A witness who said he works at the facility told WISH-TV that he saw a man with a gun after hearing several gunshots. She added that President Joe Biden will deliver remarks about the shooting later on Friday.

    Overdosing Nicotine: Should You Be Concerned?

    A lot of effort has been made to educate the public on the dangers of smoking, but most of the time, it has yielded no fruits. Symptoms of Nicotine Symptoms Though you may not get poisoned from vaping, one way or another, e-liquid may get to your skin.

    6 SORE MUSCLES EASING REMEDIES THAT TRAINERS RELY ON

    Although no one enjoys the pain of muscle tears, many people find the final result worth the discomfort they experience. He then recommended that you should follow it up with low-intensity cardio routines, or a simple yoga session.
  • US Troop Withdrawal Will Leave Questions for Afghanistan

    US Troop Withdrawal Will Leave Questions for Afghanistan

    His concerns were echoed by Fatima Gailani, one of just four women negotiating with the Taliban for Afghanistan's government. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation announced it would also begin a withdrawal of almost 10,000 troops from the country.
    United States  set to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation  as soon as Thursday

    United States set to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation as soon as Thursday

    Russian Federation did not want relations with Washington to be a case of "one step forward and two steps back", he added. The action is also in response to election interference, a senior administration official said on Wednesday night.
    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
  • Two to a bed in Delhi hospital as India's Covid crisis spirals

    Two to a bed in Delhi hospital as India's Covid crisis spirals

    The death toll increased to 1,73,123 with 1,038 new fatalities, the highest since October 3, 2020 the data updated at 8 am showed. The Delhi government has also imposed a weekend curfew in the state to tackle the rising CPVID-19 cases.
    NATO forces to leave Afghanistan together, US says

    NATO forces to leave Afghanistan together, US says

    As many as 1,000 more special operations forces are also reported to be in the country. Biden is expected to make a formal announcement on the troop withdrawal on Wednesday.
    Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020

    Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020

    We’ve now entered 2020 and the sporting world will certainly have a lot to show us in the upcoming year. The upcoming year will be telling if the boy can turn from a talented prospect to a world-class player.
  • 3rd Pfizer COVID vaccine dose likely needed this fall, CEO says

    3rd Pfizer COVID vaccine dose likely needed this fall, CEO says

    It seems strong but there is some waning of that and no doubt the variants challenge. they make these vaccines work harder. In addition, more than 76.6 million Americans - 23.1 percent of the population -are fully immunized against coronavirus .
    Conservatives cry 'political terrorism' as Dems introduce bill to expand Supreme Court

    Conservatives cry 'political terrorism' as Dems introduce bill to expand Supreme Court

    Markey was far from the only Democrat making the case that the Supreme Court needed nine justices in 2016. "We're not packing it". Nadler argued that 13 is a "proper number" of justices because it matches the number of federal appellate circuits.
    How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket

    How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket

    It’s worth familiarising yourself with these categories, as it makes it easier to predict how any given racket will respond. By being less taught and more elastic, you can benefit from a better feel for the ball, and as a result, more power over it.

Biden will lift refugee cap in May after criticism, White House says Biden will lift refugee cap in May after criticism, White House says But this needn't be so complicated: Biden ought to just make good on his campaign promise by raising the cap significantly. Biden has not fulfilled his promise to restore America's leadership as a safe haven for the world's oppressed, he added.

Months After Hack, US Poised to Announce Sanctions on Russian Federation Months After Hack, US Poised to Announce Sanctions on Russian Federation Sullivan said Biden and Putin "were direct with one another, they understood one another" during their phone call on Tuesday. The United States warned Russian Federation that more penalties were possible but said it did not want to escalate .

Xi to join European climate summit, as Kerry in China for talks Xi to join European climate summit, as Kerry in China for talks Biden wants to mobilize public and private funding to drive the worldwide energy transition and help vulnerable countries cope climate impacts.

9 dead, including suspected shooter, in Indianapolis mass shooting 9 dead, including suspected shooter, in Indianapolis mass shooting Family members gathered at a nearby hotel to await word on loved ones - and some employees were bused there for tearful reunions. A man told WTTV that his niece was sitting in the driver's seat of her vehicle when the gunfire erupted, and she was wounded.

US Sanctions Russia and Expels 10 Diplomats Over SolarWinds Cyberattack US Sanctions Russia and Expels 10 Diplomats Over SolarWinds Cyberattack The sanctions target Russia's ability to borrow money by banning USA businesses from buying Russian bonds directly from Russia. The breach exposed vulnerabilities in the supply chain as well as weaknesses in the federal government's own cyber defences.

US Protests of Police Shootings Remain Peaceful US Protests of Police Shootings Remain Peaceful The officer is a white military veteran with no prior disciplinary issues. Protesters calling for justice march through Chicago on Wednesday.

Eight people shot and killed in Indianapolis FedEx shooting Eight people shot and killed in Indianapolis FedEx shooting A witness who said he works at the facility told WISH-TV media outlet that he saw a man with a gun after hearing several gunshots. The FedEx facility involved is near Indianapolis International Airport, but it is not part of the FedEx hub at the airport.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats U.S.  imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats The breach exposed vulnerabilities in the supply chain as well as weaknesses in the federal government's own cyber defences. The White House is announcing the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and announcing a new round of sanctions against Russia.

Projectiles fired as protesters and police clash again over Daunte Wright shooting Projectiles fired as protesters and police clash again over Daunte Wright shooting Potter was an instructor with the Brooklyn Center police, according to the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. City Police Chief Jim Gannon, who also resigned on Tuesday, has said the shooting appeared to have been accidental.

Defense casts doubt on Floyd's cause of death Defense casts doubt on Floyd's cause of death Floyd may have been in cardiac arrest there was a time when he may have been revived because he wasn't dead yet?" asked Blackwell. Mr Chauvin, who is white, has pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges. "The amount of force that was applied to Mr.

Biden Has Another Tense Call With Putin Biden Has Another Tense Call With Putin More than 14,000 people have died in fighting in eastern Ukraine, and efforts to negotiate a political settlement have stalled. Days after that call, Biden said in a speech before State Department officials that the days of the U.S.

Iran Says 60% Enrichment is Answer to Israel's 'Nuclear Terrorism' Iran Says 60% Enrichment is Answer to Israel's 'Nuclear Terrorism' Abbas Araqchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, told Press TV that Iran will begin 60% uranium enrichment starting tomorrow. Speaking last week on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, he said Israel would defend itself with its own resources.

A DETAILED GUIDE ON ESCAPE HOUR A DETAILED GUIDE ON ESCAPE HOUR Mental health Generally, once you get into these escape rooms, you don’t get out the way you were before you got in. Getting unstuck from a rut If you are always too engulfed in your routine, one day you will want to do something different.

The 10 best football players in the world The 10 best football players in the world But even so, there’s no denying that he has impressive skills and he managed to lead all his football teams to big titles. Now at PSG, there are a lot of rumors that he might come back in Spain to play for life-time rivals of Barcelona, Real Madrid.

How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.