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‘We’re at mercantile fight with China’: Steve Bannon lays out China trade plans in wide-ranging interview

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Bannon, arch White House strategist to President Donald Trump
tours The AMES Companies, Inc., with the boss in Harrisburg,
Pa., Saturday, April, 29, 2017.

Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Steve Bannon, the Trump administration’s arch strategist, says
he has a extensive devise to reshape US-China relations. In a
wide-ranging talk with the progressive-leaning publication
The American Prospect published on Wednesday, Bannon pronounced of
China: “We’ve come to the end that they’re in an
mercantile fight and they’re abrasive us.”

“The mercantile fight with China is everything,” Bannon told writer
Robert Kuttner. He warned that the US would be on the verge of an
“inflection point” in which China could pass the US as the
world’s No. 1 superpower within a decade.

Bannon represents the jingoist wing of the White House, a
organisation that evidently sees the US’ tactful poke and financial
philanthropy as being exploited by other nations, including China.

Along with comparison advisers Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller,
Bannon has sought to promote President Donald Trump’s “America
first” bulletin which, among other things, broadly calls for the US
to rest reduction on other nations and pause policies Trump sees
as difficult to Americans.

Trump took serve stairs in that instruction on Monday when he
announced that he dictated to sign a magnitude that would open an
review into egghead skill violations against
American companies by Chinese firms.

The magnitude draws on Section 301 of the US Trade Act of 1974,
which would concede Trump to place a tariff on another country
but Congressional approval,
Business Insider’s Linette Lopez wrote on Monday, adding that
such a pierce would be seen by China as an act of charge amid
slow doubt surrounding Chinese fan North Korea, and
its nuclear ambitions.

Bannon insisted the Trump administration indispensable to be “maniacally
focused” on its mercantile fight with China and claimed the US “may
never recover” if it loses.

Read the full Bannon talk at the American Prospect here

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