Here at our CUSEF blog, we share news, updates and stories about China and the United States. We provide more than a cursory glimpse of what’s going on between the two powers - here, we offer an in-depth look into their current state of affairs.

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Daily highlights of developments that affect China and the U.S.
Daily highlights of developments that affect China and the U.S.

Nicaragua as New Battle Ground of Great Powers

China signed agreements with Nicaragua after attending the swearing-in ceremony of President Daniel Ortega, following the U.S. sanctions of six Nicaraguan officials over democracy concerns.

Bill on Simple Majority Voting Rules Blocked

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer's (D-N.Y.) attempt to change the 2/3 majority rule to simple majority votes on advancing legislation.

Sanction Bill on Russia-Germany Pipeline

The U.S. Democrats are poised to squash Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) bill on a Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanction, saying the bill would weaken President Biden’s leverage in the Ukraine negotiation. 

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