Xi and the party are riding high as China recovers briskly from the COVID-19 outbreak and takes a more assertive stand on the global stage.
The sanctions add to U.S. pressure on Beijing over Xinjiang, where the ruling Communist Party is accused of mass detentions, forced labour, forced birth control and other abuses against Muslim minorities.
The Trump campaign put out ads showing Biden toasting China's Xi Jinping, even though Trump did just that with Xi in Asia and hosted the Chinese leader at his Florida club.
Justin Trudeau was correct to pledge he would not intervene in Meng Wanzhou's extradition case in return for Beijing releasing Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, says Roy Green.
Chinese officials say they would release detained Canadians if Meng Wanzhou freed.
Peter Navarro, director of trade and manufacturing policy at the White House, initially told Fox News "it's over,'' when asked a question that was focused on the China trade deal
State Department officials said the four organizations, including state-run CCTV, would be required to submit a list of everyone who works for them in the U.S. and any real estate holdings.
Pompeo and his deputy Stephen Biegun held closed-door talks with the Chinese Communist Party's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu.
At a summit in Japan in 2019, with only interpreters present, Xi gave Trump an explanation for the Chinese camps for Uighurs, who are ethnically and culturally distinct from the country's majority Han population.