The Heat: Trump Latest – China trade policy, DPRK tensions, Charlottesville

The Heat

Protesters shout slogans near a banner showing an illustrations of U.S. President Donald Trump as they march toward the U.S. Embassy after a rally demanding peace on the Korean peninsula in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. North Korea’s military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Beijing calls on Washington to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue by diplomatic means.

U.S. President Donald Trump asks for a review China’s trade practices.

And the White House is on defense again, after the U.S. president fails to denounce white supremacists.

On Monday, Trump put the focus squarely on Beijing. He asked his trade office to consider investigating China for alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property. Beijing said any action on trade protectionism will harm relations between the two countries.

To discuss the latest crisis hitting the Trump administration:

  • Qinduo Xu, a political analyst with China Radio International
  • Afshin Molavi, a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Ray Baker, journalist and political analyst
  • Lester Munson, a vice president with BGR Group