Dark Clouds of Military Tension Over the Korean Peninsula, North Korea Waited, Disappointed and Now Angry

19 June 2020 — Global Research

In 2012, a young man educated in the West took over the power in Pyongyang; he has decided to transform North Korea into an ordinary country where people can live decent life.

His name is Kim Jong-un. He has given everything to achieve his objectives. He met three times Moon Jae-in, president of South Korea and three times Donald Trump, president of the U.S.

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Beijing sees Trump’s hand and won’t fold

30 May, 2020 — Asia Times

With Sinophobic hysteria reaching new heights in US, China’s counter play is a massive new economic plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump in a file image. Image: Youtube

Stranger things have happened.

Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in open warfare, the rule is that there are no rules anymore.

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Washington’s New Anti-China Strategy

19 May 2020 — The Voltaire Network

by Thierry Meyssan

Regardless of the anti-Chinese hysteria of the group that imposed Western health policy responses to the Covid-19 epidemic, it demonstrated Western dependence on Chinese manufactured products. This led the Trump administration to move from a desire to rebalance trade to a military confrontation, without however resorting to war. The sabotage of the Silk Roads has officially begun.

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The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex

19 February 2020 — Consortium News

The only complaint the U.S. allows is that the United States might not defend us enough, when the greater danger comes from being defended too much, writes Diana Johnstone on the Munich conference.

By Diana Johnstone
in Paris
Special to Consortium News

The West is winning!” U.S. leaders proclaimed at the high-level Annual Security Conference held in Munich last weekend.

Not everybody was quite so sure.

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Why Trump caved to China and Huawei by Vijay Prashad

10 July 2019 — MROnline

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. The world’s two largest economies entered a titanic struggle with harsh words and high tariffs, sending shudders through the global economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars of goods on either side stood before tariff walls that seemed unbreachable. Truces would come out of nowhere—as at the 2018 G20 meeting in Buenos Aires—but then they would be set aside by U.S. President Donald Trump in a stream of tweets at odd hours.

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US vs China: Smartphone Wars

5 July 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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If Washington’s goal was to pressure and isolate China by targeting smartphone giant Huawei, it seems to have accomplished the exact opposite. In the process, the US has only accomplished in exposing its own growing weakness and unreliability as a trade partner amid a much wider, misguided and mismanaged “trade war.”

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China Holds Three Trump Cards In War Against US

28 May 2019 — Oriental News

Amid the escalating economic war between the US and China, discussions have intensified on how Beijing might stand up to the economic power of America, especially given that the global economy is increasingly dependent on the US dollar as the main currency for international trade, and the closing of US markets could do some serious damage to China’s export-oriented companies. China’s main foreign-policy publication, the Global Times, points to three trump cards that Beijing could use to at least level the playing field in its fight with the Trump administration and cause appreciable harm to the US economy, possibly forcing its opponent to temporarily scale back its ambitions.

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Are Rare Earths China’s Ultimate Weapon? By F. William Engdahl

26 May 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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In the dramatic escalation of tariff escalations and trade war tensions between China and the USA, China President Xi Jinping made a well-timed visit to see the JL Mag Rare-Earth Company Ltd., a state-owned complex in Ganzhou. Though he did not openly threaten, he sent a clear psychological message to Washington that China has more weapons in its arsenal to pressure the Trump Administration. What is the nature of the China role in rare earth minerals mining and how serious is the likelihood they could weaponize it?

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The Huawei shock By Nick Beams

23 May 2019 — WSWS

The actions by the Trump administration against the Chinese telecom giant Huawei have sent shock waves through the global economy and the international trading system. The decision by the administration to put sales of US products to Huawei on a “restricted entity list,” backed by Google’s withdrawal of access to crucial components of the Android operating system, mark a new stage in the “trade war” against China.

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China Declares A “People’s War” On The US Economy

23 May 2019 — Oriental Review

Judging by the reaction of official Chinese media outlets, Beijing is expecting neither a speedy nor a peaceful resolution to its economic conflict with Washington. Even America has noticed a change in tone to Beijing’s official media position: “China vows ‘people’s war’ as trade fight takes nationalist turn”, writes the US business news agency Bloomberg. It is worth noting that the “people’s war” being written about in the editorial of the Chinese state-owned foreign policy publication Global Times is not just a departure from the low-key, diplomatic rhetoric used previously, but also an actual recognition of the fact that, like it or not, the conflict with America is shifting (or has already shifted) away from being purely economic.

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