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"US Is The Biggest Source Of Instability In The World," Says Senior Chinese Diplomat

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“US Is The Biggest Source Of Instability In The World,” Says Senior Chinese Diplomat

Several headlines crossed the wires early Saturday morning of a senior Chinese diplomat, indicating that the “US is the biggest source of instability in the world,” reported Reuters.

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Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi was also quoted as saying, “US politicians are smearing China globally without providing evidence.”

  • 23-Nov-2019 06:05:42 AM – US IS THE BIGGEST SOURCE OF INSTABILITY IN THE WORLD – SENIOR CHINESE DIPLOMAT
  • 23-Nov-2019 06:09:25 AM – US POLITICIANS ARE SMEARING CHINA GLOBALLY WITHOUT PROVIDING EVIDENCE – SENIOR CHINESE DIPLOMAT

At the time of the comments, Yi was speaking in a meeting with the Dutch Foreign Minister at a G20 conference of foreign ministers in Japan.

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Yi’s comments were referencing an escalating US-China tit-for-tat tariff trade war. 

Last week, trade headlines suggested a ‘Phase One’ US/China trade deal may not be completed this year.

The Trump administration and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer won’t rollback tariffs for a deal that fails to address core intellectual property and technology transfer issues. 

Then on Friday afternoon, a senior White House official said: “as of right now Dec. 15th additional 15% tariffs are scheduled to go into effect on Chinese imports.” 

 


Tyler Durden

Sat, 11/23/2019 – 06:50
Source: zerohedge.com

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