Russia's Vladimir Putin unveiled a new scheme of international settlements, moving further away from the US financial system. In an address to the BRICS Business Forum Wednesday, he proposed a new reserve currency that will be used for payments in international trade.
A pair of senators proposed a reconstruction of the US policy toward Taiwan, seemingly drifting away from America's one china policy. Senators from both sides of the aisle proposed legislation to clarify and strengthen the nation's commitment to Taiwan's Democracy.
According to officials, the deadly Taiwanese church shooting in Orange County, California Sunday was a premeditated, hate fueled shooting. The suspect has been identified as 68-year-old David Chou who is possibly a Mainland China national.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.Y.) pledged US support for Taiwan during their recent visit. While speaking with Taiwan's president Friday, Menendez pointed to the global significance of Taiwan as one of the world's leading producers of high-end semiconductor products.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is introducing legislation which he said aims to arm Taiwan to defend against a possible Chinese invasion. One America's John Hines has more from Capitol Hill.
China issued a warning to the United States ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's possible visit to Taiwan. During a press conference Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the Democrat's trip would severely impact U.S.-China relations.
Washington officials have continued to sound the alarm that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent. On Sunday, Texas Representative and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Michael McCaul detailed the key points of a classified meeting between the national security establishment and a select group of lawmakers.