How Trump Could Blunder Into War with China - Foreign Policy In Focus

China may bully its neighbors, but turning foreign territorial disputes into a superpower conflict between nuclear-armed rivals would be a huge mistake. By Conn Hallinan, January 27, 2017 . Share. PrintFriendly and PDF Print.

Uneasy over Trump's hardline stance, China steps up preparedness for military conflict with US - Economic Times

BEIJING: China is stepping up preparedness for a possible military conflict with the US as President Donald Trump has signalled that he will follow a more hardline policy to counter Beijing's claims on the disputed South China Sea and on other issues ...

The Real Risk For China This Year Is Its Economy, Not Trump - Forbes

During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to name China a 'currency manipulator' on 'Day One!', but has subsequently deferred such a declaration. At his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson–now certain to be sworn in as Secretary of State–implied he ...

China 'steps up preparedness for possible military conflict with US' - South China Morning Post

China is stepping up preparedness for a possible military conflict with the US as the Donald Trump presidency has increased the risk of hostilities breaking out, state media and military observers said. Beijing is bracing itself for a possible ...

Trump's China Policy: 'This Is How You Stumble Into a Crisis' - Foreign Policy (blog)

With its confused messages, the new administration is spooking Asian allies and antagonizing Beijing without a strategy. By Dan De LuceDan De Luce is Foreign Policy's chief national security correspondent. He joined FP in June 2015 after working as ...

America, China and the risk of a trade war - The Economist

DONALD TRUMP'S quest to protect American workers from cheating foreigners has begun. But in his first flurry of policy tweets and executive orders, China, his favourite bogeyman, was conspicuously absent. On the campaign trail he deplored China's ...

How Trump Helps China - Project Syndicate

CAPE TOWN – US President Donald Trump has, predictably, used his first few days in office to cast himself (and the United States) as a proverbial sun around which every other country orbits. His expansive agenda of re-crafting NATO, withdrawing from ...

China Warns US It Has Sovereignty Over South China Sea - Voice of America

China has warned the United States it would not retreat from claims that it controls the South China Sea. "China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told ...

Scared of China? In US, fear runs along age, partisan lines - Nikkei Asian Review

Over the past quarter century, more than one U.S. president has pledged to get "tough on China." In 1992, in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Bill Clinton promised not to coddle Beijing. George W. Bush vowed to change the U.S.-China ...

Trading Up With China - Foreign Affairs (subscription)

U.S. President Donald Trump is right to shine a spotlight on trade issues with China. No other country in the world plays such an important role in international trade while also pursuing a mercantilist economic policy. In fact, China hands and trade ...

Trump's change of course in Asia challenges China, Obama's pivot - Washington Times

As the Chinese protects claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea, the Trump administration will “send a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, [China's] access to those islands also is not going to be allowed,” secretary ...

Trump's Rhetorical Reality Show - STRATFOR

In his first few days in office, President Donald Trump has signed a raft of executive orders outlining a more protectionist direction for U.S. policy. (CHIP SOMODEVILLA/Getty Images). U.S. President Donald Trump has been in office for less than a week ...

4 ways China could deal with Donald Trump - CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) President Donald Trump has wasted no time getting down to business as US commander in chief, but few countries in the world will be watching his moves as closely as China. Since his election in November, President Trump has ...

Vietnam Eyes Trump Moves With Trepidation - New America Media

President Trump's first days in office will have confirmed many of Vietnam's fears about his intentions for the region, and the waves of instability that can be expected during his administration. Vietnam's communist leaders have long anticipated the ...

A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy - The Diplomat

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's South China Sea comments during his confirmation hearings raised more than a few eyebrows. Tillerson seemed to suggest a blockade of newly constructed military installations in the SCS, an action that could, at the ...

China's leadership role in globalisation will benefit all - South China Morning Post

Protectionism comes at a price, US President Donald Trump will quickly learn. His fulfilling of an election campaign pledge to pull his country out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement on his first day in office pleased his supporters ...

If the US ever went to war with China, it would be a Trump distraction technique - The Guardian

There is no indication that the US president wants a war. But, if he did get into one, it would be to direct attention away from his incompetence. China's South Sea Fleet. 'Trump has shown himself masterful at hijacking the national conversation to ...

A US Blockade In The South China Sea Is An Act Of Peace - Forbes

“Chinese and Western experts” say a blockade by the U.S. in the South China Sea of China's artificial islands would be an "act of war" according to breathless Wall Street Journal reporters. The New York Times says unnamed “American Navy experts” are ...

Let's discuss Donald Trump's mixed messages on China - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Chinese state media argue a trade war between China and the United States would harm both countries, reflecting concerns over the protectionist stance taken by new U.S. President Donald Trump. The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board ...

Spotlight: Official reaffirms Chinese stance on South China Sea - Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The South China Sea issue is the business of China and other directly concerned countries, which have agreed to focus on joint development and regional peace and stability, said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on ...