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CUSEF Express - March 23, 2022

2022-03-23
Daily highlights of developments that affect China and the U.S.
Daily highlights of developments that affect China and the U.S.

U.S. revives Pacific Island talks

  • The U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday appointed former special envoy for North Korea Joseph Yun to lead the renewal negotiation of the Compacts of Free Association (COFA) with the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.

High-level dialogue on CMAR

  • The CMAR talks were held as major Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, and Chile — elected left-leaning leaders in recent years, reflecting a tendency of distancing from the U.S.

Nuland asks India to stand against China

  • During her trip to Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka ending today, the U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland told India to stand against “autocracies like Russia and China,” saying these countries intend to “break the rules of the international system that has favored India.” The remarks came soon after President Biden said India was the only Quad country "somewhat shaky" in its stance on the Ukraine war.

China urges U.S. to protect minorities

  • At the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, Jiang Duan, minister of the Chinese mission to the UN in Geneva, issued deep concerns on “some countries’ serious human rights violations against Indigenous people” without naming the U.S. The U.S. on Monday imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials implementing ethnic and religious policies.
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