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Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’

Vice President Mike Pence launched a broad attack against Beijing Thursday, accusing China of “predatory” economic practices, military aggression against the US and of trying to undermine President Donald Trump and harm his chances of winning re-election.

Citing Trump’s move to levy tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports and threatening to “levy even more, with the possibility of substantially more than doubling that number,” Pence said that “the American people deserve to know that, in response to the strong stand that President Trump has taken, Beijing is pursuing a comprehensive and coordinated campaign to undermine support for the President.”
The vice president cited US intelligence agencies but offered no evidence to back up his claims, which are likely to inflame relations between Washington and Beijing, already at their lowest point in years thanks to the burgeoning trade war, policy differences and US allegations of political interference.

‘To put it bluntly’

“To put it bluntly, President Trump’s leadership is working. China wants a different American President,” Pence said.
The intervention by the vice president marks a significant broadening in the rhetoric used by the Trump administration to confront China, linking issues around military, trade and domestic politics. Read more

Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’

Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’
Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’
Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’
Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’
Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’
Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’
Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’
Pence attacks China on ‘predatory’ trade, ‘coercion’ and military ‘aggression’