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Donald Trump to declare China 'strategic competitor'

"Strategic competitor" is the phrase former President George W Bush used to describe China before when he initially took office

Toluse Olorunnipa | Bloomberg  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump will declare China a “strategic competitor’’ to the US in a speech that lays out an official national security strategy heavily influenced by his views on trade and economic relations, senior administration officials said. The language, as described by the officials, appears softer than the label used by National Security Advisor H R McMaster, who last week accused China of “economic aggression”. Still, Monday’s announcement will outline potential economic actions that could target China, officials said, signaling a shift from the ...

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First Published: Tue, December 19 2017. 02:26 IST