World International Affairs Donald Trump Relations between the U.S. and China have entered a “dangerous period” and are “likely” to become worse, a Harvard University academic who specializes in foreign policy has said. “We need a new strategic concept for the relationship between U.S. and China, because the old idea from an American perspective is that the strategic partnership has collapsed,” Graham Allison, a professor at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, told the South China Morning Post in comments published Thursday. “I think it is a dangerous period now...and it’s likely to get more dangerous if we don’t become more imaginative,” he warned. Allison’s comments came as the U.S. and several allies on Thursday condemned China for allegedly carrying out cyberattacks against American businesses to steal trade secrets. President Donald Trump’s administration argued that … [Read more...] about China-U.S. Relations Are in a ‘Dangerous Period’ and Are ‘Likely to Get More Dangerous,’ Harvard Scholar Warns
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WORLD NEWS 12/13/2018 05:35 am ET The two cases ratchet up pressure on Canada, which is holding Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies. Christopher Bodeen and Rob Gillies BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute over the case of a Chinese telecoms executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of “engaging in activities that endanger the national security” of China. Lu said Canada was informed about the detentions, but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers. He said the cases are being handled separately by local bureaus of the national intelligence agency in Beijing, where Kovrig was picked up, and the northeastern city of Dandong, … [Read more...] about Detention Of 2 Canadians Raises Stakes In China-U.S.-Canada Dispute
Bloomberg Published 7:40 am CDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo cited "fundamental disagreement" with China's foreign minister during a testy exchange in Beijing that highlighted rising tensions between the world's two largest economies. Pompeo's retort came after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi accused the U.S. on Monday of escalating trade disputes, interfering on Taiwan and meddling in the country's domestic affairs. "These actions have damaged our mutual trust, cast a shadow over China-U.S. relations, and are completely out of line with the interests of our two peoples," Wang told his visiting American counterpart. "The issues that you characterized, we have a fundamental disagreement," Pompeo said. "We have great concerns about actions that China has taken and I look forward to having the opportunity to discuss each of those today because this is an incredibly important relationship." The exchange came as Pompeo arrived in the … [Read more...] about China-U.S. tensions flare during testy Pompeo visit to Beijing
This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on SCMP on July 19, 2018. The gloves might already be off in the trade war between Beijing and Washington, but it is Chinese hat manufacturers — including those that produce the bright red “Make America Great Again” caps much loved by Donald Trump supporters — that now fear they will be its next casualties.Story Continued Below Last week, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office revealed a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that it is threatening to subject to 10 percent tariffs — including “hats and headgear” made from cotton, fur, vegetable fibers or paper yarn. China’s garment industry has been under pressure for some time, as the global supply chain has shifted to low-cost manufacturing bases in Southeast Asia. Now it looks set to become embroiled in a punishing trade dispute between the … [Read more...] about China-U.S. trade war: The gloves are already off, but will Donald Trump’s favorite MAGA hats be next?
By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington neared a deal to lift its ban on U.S. firms supplying Chinese telecoms gear maker ZTE Corp, sources said on Tuesday, and Beijing announced tariff cuts on car imports, further easing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. The reprieve for ZTE, hit by a seven-year ban in April that had crippled its operations, could include China removing tariffs on imported U.S. agricultural products, as well as buying more American farm goods, two people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The sources declined to be identified because the negotiations are confidential. Representatives for the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments did not immediately reply to a request for comment. White House representatives also did not immediately reply. ZTE, based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, did not immediately reply to requests for comment. Washington and Beijing stepped back from the brink of full-blown trade war after talks last … [Read more...] about China, U.S. near deal on ZTE reprieve; Beijing cuts auto tariffs