Demetri

Demetri


US-China Correspondent, Financial Times・Former Washington Bureau Chief・Pentagon & CIA・South China・Asia News Editor・Dubliner・日本語 & 中文・Signal: 202.763.4267

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SCOOP - US lawmakers want White House to devote more diplomacy & aid💰to counter China in the Indo-Pacific

Air Force One: how Boeing’s prestige project became its albatross

China denies building naval bases but fears about its military reach keep growing

Japan court delivers blow to same-sex marriage advocates

Biden’s blues: is the US president out of political capital?

One US official said Partners In Blue Pacific would have a security component that would likely include US navy ship visits and perhaps “something a bit more permanent”.

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US official said Canada, Germany and South Korea were also interested in helping. France took part in the talks but opted not to join now, saying it wanted more consultations with the region.

The case against Trump: Has the January 6 committee changed minds?

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Donald Trump lobbed a grenade at British PM Theresa May tonight. But in much bigger news, he tried to make Ireland part of the UK. #MakeIrelandGreatAgain  #MIGA 

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Anthony #Fauci  tells @FT  he has not briefed @realDonaldTrump  in two months and not seen him at the White House since early June.

SCOOP – #China  has stunned US intelligence and military officials by testing a #nuclear  capable #hypersonic  missile that traveled through low orbit in space, making a full circle around the globe before speeding towards its target.

SCOOP - Russia has asked China for military equipment and other assistance to support its invasion of Ukraine. #UkraineWar  @FT 

Democrats are making a massive push in #Texas  where a strong slate of female candidates with very interesting backgrounds are trying to turn the Lone Star state blue. My @FTMag  story on how Texas became a battleground.

SCOOP: TikTok to be banned from US app stores from Sunday via @financialtimes 

Missile missed target by couple of dozen miles, but people familiar with the test say China demonstrated a stunning capability that nobody thought they already had mastered.

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SCOOP – US & allies concerned that #Kiribati , Pacific island nation 3,000km from Hawaii, is negotiating a #securitydeal  with #China . Comes on heels of Chinese deal with Solomon Islands, which has been a big issue in the Australian election.

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