As a mediator, the ROK is in a hurry to find a breakthrough for the U.S.-DPRK denuclearization negotiations which are currently deadlocked.
United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin sent a proposal to China on September 12, seeking the initiation of a new round of trade negotiations. Gao Feng, spokesman of China’s Ministry of Commerce, responded the following day that China had received the proposal and welcomes talks. Beijing and Washington are now working out the negotiation details. Escalating trade conflict is not in line with interests of either party, Gao emphasized. Since the trade war was first waged by the US in July, the US has already levied tariffs on $50bn of Chinese products, while China has retaliated with measures worth an equivalent amount. Now, Trump’s government is considering a duty increase on $200bn of Chinese products. With these factors in mind, how should we interpret the signal for talks the US has sent out at this crucial time? Does it indicate a turnaround? Increasing Domestic Pressure on Trump’s Government From running a presidential election campaign to taking office, Trump has always held a tough position on trade issues. He has placed the blame for US trade imbalances on other countries, saying they take advantage of the US. Hence, by bearing the torch of trade protectionism, Trump has shaped himself in the image of a strongman who fears no international pressure and always safeguards US interests. This image has won […]
Russian officials have thoroughly evaluated the results of previous EEF meetings and believe that it has reached a world-class level.
The United States cannot openly support “Taiwan independence”, but it manages to obstruct China’s reunification through the use of Taiwan’s separatist forces. This is also known as playing the “Taiwan card”.
These are the largest military exercises since 1981, and the largest since the establishment of the Russian Federation.
China has always placed ASEAN squarely on the first page of its foreign cooperation agenda, regarding ASEAN as a priority in its foreign policy and a key region for the development of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Time pushes forward, with less than half a year until the U.S. midterm elections this coming November, and a president whose lawyer is currently under an FBI investigation; the Trump administration is in a tussle, not only for its mandate, but also for its survival.