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China's Xi To Trump: Hopes US Handles Taiwan Issue Appropriately

China's Xi To Trump: Hopes US Handles Taiwan Issue Appropriately China's Xi To Trump: Hopes US Handles Taiwan Issue Appropriately
Christy Curtis | 05 July, 2017, 01:50

China's leader Xi Jinping said that ties with the United States have been strained by "some negative factors" in a telephone conversation with President Donald Trump Sunday.

Here is a review of the various public statements and tweets released by Trump and the White House on China and North Korea.

Trump, who berated Beijing over trade during the United States election campaign, also "reiterated his determination to seek more balanced trade relations with America's trading partners".

Diplomats and officials from G-20 countries told Bloomberg that they are looking to the European and Asian powers to take the lead on global issues at the annual summit, which is set to take place in Hamburg, Germany, later this week.

"U.S. forces operate in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China Sea", Brown said.

The move prompted China to deploy military vessels and fighter jets, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement late Sunday, calling the USA operation a "serious political and military provocation".

China's foreign ministry accused the U.S. of violating Chinese sovereignty and disrupting "peace, security and order of the relevant waters" after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Stethem sailed Sunday within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) of tiny Triton island, which is claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam.

The Trump administration also suggested it would take actions against Chinese steel imports to the United States.

Kings agree to deals with G Hill, F Randolph
He also dished out 4.2 assists per game and shot 47.7 percent from the floor and 40.3 percent from 3-point range. His veteran presence should help an otherwise young Kings squad improve leaps and bounds in 2017-18.

For months Trump based his North Korea strategy on the hope that China, the North's chief ally and trading partner, could persuade it to abandon nuclear weapons.

Prof. Zhou Zunnan, of China Foreign Affairs University, says Washington is using "political blackmail" to pressure China into concessions on other issues - particularly trade. The deteriorating relations come less than 100 days since Trump hosted Xi at his Mar-a-Lago estate and said the leaders would have a "very great relationship". And recent USA naval maneuvers into areas China claims as its territorial waters have drawn sharp rebukes from Xi's government.

China has attempted to keep the role as peacemaker by introducing financial and trade sanctions on North Korea, but Mr Trump is calling for it to do more.

The Trump administration is rapidly adopting a more confrontational stance toward China across the board. Mr Trump also spoke with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan about North Korea, and they highlighted "their unity with respect to increasing pressure on the regime to change its unsafe path", the administration said.

Mr Trump met Mr Moon at the White House on Friday. The ministry called on US officials to cancel the deal, saying it would be harmful to China's sovereignty.

Trump infuriated Beijing last week when he approved a $1.3 billion arms sales to Taiwan, a self-governed island that Beijing considers a breakaway province awaiting reunification.

Along with Xi, Trump also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom he reaffirmed a shared commitment to dealing with North Korea, the White House said. The Pentagon has carried out a massive military build-up in North East Asia and developed plans to attack North Korea, which would trigger a catastrophic conflict that could draw in other major powers, including China and Russian Federation.

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