Biden Signs $95B Security Aid for Ukraine; US Pressures TikTok with Ban Threat Amid China Talks

April 25, 2024
Biden Signs $95B Security Aid for Ukraine; US Pressures TikTok with Ban Threat Amid China Talks
  • President Biden enacted a $95 billion security package, allocating $61 billion to support Ukraine with military aid such as air defense systems and artillery rounds.

  • The US Senate passed legislation compelling TikTok to disengage from its Chinese parent company within a year due to national security concerns or face a nationwide prohibition.

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set for diplomatic discussions in Shanghai and Beijing, focusing on Russia's defense industry support, Iran's regional influence, and China's role in mitigating regional conflicts.

  • US-China relations are strained over issues including the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Middle East tensions, Taiwan, South China Sea disputes, and human rights concerns in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong.

  • President Biden has announced the imminent dispatch of military aid to Ukraine, including artillery ammunition and air defense systems to aid Ukrainian forces and shield civilian targets from Russian aggression.

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