The Heat: China-U.S. relations take another hit

The Heat

Relations between the U.S. and China continue to take a hammering after tensions on issues like trade and the closing of consulates.

The latest area of contention centers on the Chinese-owned video app, TikTok. Last week, President Donald Trump threatened to ban it from the United States. And, he has given a mid-September deadline for its sale to a U.S. buyer. He is citing security concerns but also wants the U.S. to profit financially from any deal. But China has pushed back hard on the threat from President Trump with a Foreign Ministry spokesperson denouncing the U.S. action.

To discuss:

  • Victor Gao is a Chair Professor at Soochow University.
  • John Sitilides is principal and geopolitical strategist with Trilogy Advisors.
  • Qinduo Xu is a senior fellow with the Pangoal Institution and the host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend.
  • Harlan Ullman is chairman of the Killowen Group and senior adviser with the Atlantic Council.

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