The United States and Turkey have been falling into quarrels recently regarding the fortunes of Kurdish militia in northern Syria, which is an ally of Washington in the counter-IS campaign but a "terrorist group" viewed by Ankara.
The United States remains the worst-hit nation, with 7,997,969 cases and 217,987 deaths. Brazil recorded 152,460 deaths, second only to the US death toll. India has the world's third largest death toll of 112,161 and the second largest caseload of more than 7.3 million.
The US will not be represented at the intra-Afghan talks, which envoy Khalilzad said would not be on the "Taliban's terms".
The US imported 37.7 billion masks between March and October, according to official Chinese figures, averaging more than 100 masks per person in the US.
The US-based big data and analytics company is seeking to extend its footprint in China, which is already its second-largest and fastest-growing market.
The US goods trade deficit with China is considered the main reason for US President Donald Trump's recent actions, but the figure does not show the full picture of China-US economic ties, according to a Deutsche Bank research report.
The US government announced on Monday that it would impose new tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, much of them from China. The move has triggered strong protests from US solar energy producers.
The US military forces intrusion under the guise of "freedom of navigation" will intensify regional militarization and may result in maritime or air accidents, said Wu.
The USCIRF never runs short of political bias against China and has published one report after another to smear China's religious policies over the years, said the article.
The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, its second rate hike this year and the seventh since late 2015.