Saturday, September 29, 2018

US-China Security Meeting Next Month May Be Cancelled Due To Current Tensions

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Chinese delegation listen to U.S. President Donald Trump address the U.N. Security Council meeting at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Reuters: 'Turbulence' in ties threatens U.S.-China security meeting

BEIJING (Reuters) - A key diplomatic and security meeting between China and the United States next month may not take place due to tensions in relations, sources briefed on the matter said, potentially the latest casualty of worsening ties.

Beijing and Washington are locked in a spiraling trade war that has seen them level increasingly severe rounds of tariffs on each other’s imports.

Friction between the world’s top two economies is now moving beyond trade, with U.S. President Donald Trump accusing Beijing this week of seeking to interfere in congressional elections, marking what U.S. officials told Reuters was a new phase in an escalating campaign by Washington to put pressure on China.

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WNU Editor:  Friction between U.S. and China are now moving beyond trade. This security meeting is not going to happen next month.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The ChiComms are waiting for the election results in November. If the Democrats win, they win.