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Chinese mouthpiece says narcissistic US fretful, arrogant, aimless and reckless


The United States is entangled in domestic political in-fighting and its foreign policy strategies are self-contradictory, and this has led to state-run media in China to label the current administration in Washington as being narcissistic, fretful, arrogant, aimless and reckless.

Criticizing the Donald Trump Administration for signing bill that approves new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, the Global Times, has in an editorial, that Washington is closing the door on improving relations with these countries.

The editorial also cautions Washington not to go ahead with aggressive trade measures against China, especially in areas such as intellectual property rights and market entry.

"As a whole, the US seems fretful, arrogant, aimless and reckless. Not only do its rivals and competitors have deepening concerns toward it, but its allies have also complained about US acts. New research by the Pew Research Center found 35 percent of people surveyed across 38 countries said that US power and influence posed a big danger to their countries," says the Global Times editorial.

Maintaining that the United States is incapable of achieving all its goals, the daily has reiterated that the highest volume of bilateral trade exists currently between China and Washington, and therefore, common ground must be found to improve partnerships in a coordinated manner.

"The US will not fundamentally ameliorate its relations with Beijing or Moscow, but it will not offend the two too much either. The new sanctions bill won't have much real effect and will only perpetuate the deadlock between the US and Russia. A trade war threat to Beijing is only to vent its sentiment and send a warning to Beijing," claims the daily.

"In the foreseeable future, China-Russia ties will be enhanced. Ups and downs may occur in Sino-US relations, but China will be able to manage it," the daily concludes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, August 04 2017. 13:57 IST