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.
- 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.
The Trump administration's pivot to Asia will needlessly sap U.S. resources and deteriorate U.S.-China relations, Bonnie Kristian argues. https://t.co/mgwqq5tKIe
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"The idea at the heart of Nixon’s statement—respect for each other’s political systems and core interests—has been the basis for the establishment and continued growth of China-U.S. relations." @AmbCuiTiankai https://t.co/JcF1UC3CGq
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