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Backing away from a fight, Trump to honor one-China policy

February 10, 2017
Simon Denyer, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump just backed down from what could have been a serious fight with China.
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China hawks rally to Trump

December 6, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Trump's precedent-breaking call with Taiwan's president buoyed conservatives eager for a harder line on China.
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On Final Asia Trip, Obama Faces Tests to U.S. Power

September 8, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
One of President Barack Obama’s final turns on the international stage before leaving office spotlighted how some world leaders are testing the limits of U.S. power just months before a new American administration.
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U.S. and China ratify sweeping climate deal and urge other nations to follow their lead

September 3, 2016
Christi Parsons, MIchael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday formally joined a sweeping global agreement to cut greenhouse gases, moving the world toward a dramatic reduction in climate-warming emissions on a quicker time frame than previously imagined.
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China's Cyber Spying

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May 28, 1999
Threats of state-sponsored cyber spying from China are nothing new. In 1999, Congress released a report alleging China was responsible for years of espionage and stealing U.S. nuclear secrets. As Haynes Johnson explained on Washington Week, the threat didn't come from traditional spies, but was a threat "in cyberspace." "It's about computers," he said.
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U.S. Prods China on North Korea, Saying Soft Approach Has Failed

January 8, 2016
David Sanger, Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times
In a striking public rebuke of China, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Beijing on Thursday that its effort to rein in North Korea had been a failure and that something had to change in its handling of the isolated country it has supported for the past six decades.
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Obama tries to define his legacy abroad -- while the rest of the world tests it

September 29, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
With his time dwindling on the global stage, President Obama is seizing every moment of this week’s gathering of world leaders here to define his misunderstood worldview -- before it defines him.

Speaker John Boehner Resigns, Pope Francis’ U.S. Tour & Obama Hosts President Xi Jinping

September 25, 2015
Speaker Boehner to resign in October, Pope Francis addresses Congress, Obama hosts Chinese president Xi Jinping and Scott Walker drops out of the 2016 race.
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Hackers Took Fingerprints of 5.6 Million U.S. Workers, Government Says

September 24, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
Just a day before the arrival of President Xi Jinping here for a meeting with President Obama that will be focused heavily on limiting cyberespionage, the Office of Personnel Management said Wednesday that the hackers who stole security dossiers from the agency also got the fingerprints of 5.6 million federal employees.
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