Skip to comments.U.S. Edges Toward New Cold-War Era With China
Posted on 10/12/2018 7:24:28 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
That has given way to more hawkish aides, including White House chief of staff John Kelly, a military veteran. His view of China, like Gen. Dunford's, was hardened by experience, according to a person familiar with the matter.
During Mr. Trump's visit to Beijing last fall, Mr. Kelly got into a physical altercation with a Chinese official who was seeking access to the nuclear football, the briefcase that includes the president's mobile nuclear-missile command center. Mr. Kelly told colleagues that he refused to accept an apology, and he would accept one only if a senior Chinese official came to Washington and offered contrition while standing under a U.S. flag.
Peter Navarro, the president's trade adviser, is a longtime China hawk and compiled a report this summer for Mr. Trump that showed how China's economic aggression threatens the U.S. technology sector. He has been distributing a book to administration officials titled, "The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower."
John Bolton, the new national security adviser, has long advocated for a tough approach to China. According to a senior administration official, Mr. Bolton has "unleashed" Matthew Pottinger, chief Asia adviser for the White House, to push for stronger China policies.
The views of Mr. Pottinger, a former U.S. Marine and former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, were reflected in the National Security Strategy that last year put China in the same threat category as North Korea and Iran. He helped oversee a research project detailing ways Beijing uses money to influence U.S. think tanks, universities and local governments.
Mr. Pottinger said at an event last month at the Chinese Embassy in Washington that the White House had updated its China policy to clearly acknowledge the rivalry between the two nations.
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Somehow, the media has spun this into a narrative of collusion with foreign powers, when in fact it's coercive diplomacy masked by smiles in public. Putin understands this perfectly. His response was to try to make Trump look servile at their joint press conference. After that meet-up, Trump returned the favor by ratcheting up economic sanctions on Russia and increasing weapons shipments to Ukraine.
“he would accept one only if a senior Chinese official came to Washington and offered contrition while standing under a U.S. flag.”
Gen. Kelly makes Mattis look like a woman.
Thanks for posting... I guess the authors are slow on the uptake... I believe we have been in a cold war for well over a year with China.
Maybe or maybe not.
I am sure they will work it out.
China intends to prevail over the US.
And the US better have the same intent toward them.
[Gen. Kelly makes Mattis look like a woman.]
I have never heard of anything like that happening, ever, on any side. There might have been clandestine abductions and disappearances of national intelligence operatives. But an out-in-the-open extradition of a national intelligence operative to a third country (in this case, the US) is unprecedented. I’m not sure the Chinese thought this was possible. Now they know.
do you have a link to the Belgium arrest, that’s interesting..
he would accept one only if a senior Chinese official came to Washington and offered contrition while standing under a U.S. flag.
Gen. Kelly makes Mattis look like a woman.
Or like a GIRLY MAN ... to keep that wonderful pejorative in common usage.
Mad Dog Mattis my ass, how come he still allows faggots and trannies to keep serving and embarrassing the uniform? Kelly got rid of Omarosa, Manafort and Flynn asap.
[do you have a link to the Belgium arrest, thats interesting..]
Great news. The Chinese have been eating our lunch since Carter. Glad to see POTUS is taking steps to protect our national interests.
#4. Re “I believe we have been in a cold war for well over a year with China”.
Try since 1950, or even earlier if you know anything about Mao’s operations in the 1930’s against the legitimate government of Mainland China under Gen. Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang (Nationalists), and then doing only a little well propagandized fighting against the Japanese invaders during WW2 while saving his forces and arms for the fight against Chiang after the war.
The Red Chinese are excellent psychological warfare fighters, esp. in the American media, academia, the State Dept. and even in the US Congress. (Feinstein, Rep. Meng, Rep. Judy Chu).
[Try since 1950, or even earlier if you know anything about Maos operations in the 1930s against the legitimate government of Mainland China under Gen. Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang (Nationalists), and then doing only a little well propagandized fighting against the Japanese invaders during WW2 while saving his forces and arms for the fight against Chiang after the war.]
Zhang> I agree with your statement.
The Red Army defeated the Japanese Manchurian Army in 1945 and seized tons and tons of weapons and ammunition which I’m sure, as you pointed out, went to Mao and his forces.
I don’t think too much of the Lend-Lease weapons were involved unless the Soviets gave the Reds their trains, tanks and other equipment which they used against the Japanese occupation forces.
The US isn’t edging towards a new cold war, policy makers are finally realizing the last one never ended.
“I believe we have been in a cold war for well over a year with China.”
No. Since Mao came to power.
Korean War. Vietnam War. Both times it was China we were actually fighting.
DJT understands this perfectly and his trade policies are designed to go Way beyond forcing China to drop their own tariffs against us.
Trump means to significantly weaken ChiCom control, expansion, and domination of half the world.
And I couldn’t be happier we Finally have a President who understands what needs to be done with these thieves and cut throats and Does It!
Does anyone believe the original Cold War actually ended?
Multiculturalism....ain't it great? America celebrates various cultures.....but only when they come together as Americans. We have university professors/students from foreign countries working/enrolled with the express purpose of gleaning technology for the communist. Same goes with our corporate sector. Foreign governments, mainly China, has infiltrated corporate America and sucking every bit of technology from us they can.
We better wise up, especially after the latest revelations of backdoor electronics incorporated into millions of devices for the express purpose of spying. There was even an article (google is your friend...lol) reporting the American military had Chinese backdoor chips in missile systems that could potentially shutdown the equipment during hostilities.
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