Members of Congress are moving ahead with legislation seeking curbs on Chinese government influence operations in the United States.
Earlier this month Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping met with senior military scientists as chairman of the all-powerful Central Military Commission.
A bipartisan trio of senators is urging the Trump administration to take tougher action to counter Chinese militarization in the South China Sea, voicing “grave concerns” over Beijing’s regional encroachment.
“I think I understand why that happened,” President Trump said Thursday, reflecting on a change in North Korean behavior that prompted him to cancel a planned summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. When a reporter asked him to elaborate, the president declined.
Allow me to speculate.
In response to China’s militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea, the Pentagon announced Wednesday that China would not be allowed to take part in the large international naval exercise known as Rim of the Pacific, or Rimpac.
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday morning that former President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress did “nothing” to address issues surrounding trade with China.