Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

China says US arms sales to Taiwan interfere in its affairs

China says US arms sales to Taiwan interfere in its affairs

Questioned about his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, Trump quickly turned back to China.

Larry Kudlow, the White House economic director, said on "Fox News Sunday" that President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will "probably meet" at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires in late November.

A truce between the United States and China would help assets from emerging markets all over the world. "Sometimes it could be very confusing", he said.

Cui said USA moves to trade arms with Taiwan were an example of the U.S. meddling in Chinese domestic affairs.

Cui also accused the US of going on the offensive by sending US Navy vessels into the South China Sea.

The figures released by China's Customs Agency Friday (October 12), will be the last before the USA midterm elections on November 6th and could exacerbate the already heated dispute between China and the U.S.

"Honestly, I've been talking to ambassadors of other countries in Washington, DC, and this is also part of their problem", said Ambassador Tiankai.

"(Diplomats) don't know who is the final decision maker.

"There is a general sense in Washington that China is simply too big now, it's simply too large as a country and as an economy, to allow it to continue to violate all sorts of expected global trade and investment norms", she said. Of course, presumably, the president will take the final decision, but who is playing what role? So far, the US has imposed three rounds of tariffs on Chinese imports totaling $250 billion, prompting China to retaliate against USA products.

But some Americans - like soybean farmers whose product is being priced out of China's market by its retaliatory tariffs - are also suffering. "That's what is at stake".

Trump's views on China have shifted markedly from the accommodation and warmth he had shown in the early months of his presidency.

He added that state-run China Daily was "just learning from American media" when it took out sponsored content in an Iowa newspaper and that it was "normal practice for all the media".

The head of equities at Franklin Templeton in California, Stephen Dover, says, "The breakthrough with Canada will put fresh pressure on China, which is facing a clear weakening of its manufacturing sector. I hope and I'm sure this will continue", the ambassador remarked.

"There's a good mutual understanding and good working relationship between the two".

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