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Posts Tagged ‘Trump’s pivot to Asia’

Did Rex Tillerson dance to China’s tune?

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2017

Asia Times

22nd March, 2017

For all his tough talk in Tokyo and Seoul, Rex Tillerson adopted a remarkably soft tone when he met China’s president and officials in Beijing during the last stop of his first Asian tour as US secretary of state last week.

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President Xi meets U.S. Secretary of State

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2017

“The U.S. side is ready to develop relations with China based on the principle of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, said Tillerson.”

As Trump seeks to actively undermine the Atlantic Alliance with both the UK and the EU, he appears set for a closer engagement with China. This approach closely corresponds to US national interests since only through partnership with China can the US rebuild it’s infrastructure and industrial base.

Xinhua

19th March, 2017

BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping met here Sunday with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that cooperation is the only correct choice for both countries.

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Beijing, US should consider joint counter-terror operations

Posted by seumasach on March 4, 2017

Asia Times

3rd March, 2017

China recently confirmed it was participating in “joint counterterrorism operations” inside Afghanistan. The size of Beijing’s force is still unclear but reports began surfacing last November that it was patrolling in northeastern Afghanistan’s Little Pamir region.

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Trump seeks early meeting with Xi Jinping

Posted by seumasach on March 4, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

4th March, 2017

The Japanese media has reported quoting “diplomatic sources” in Tokyo that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on his first Asian tour in mid-March, which will take him to Japan, China and South Korea.

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China could help make America great again

Posted by seumasach on March 4, 2017

China Daily

27th January, 2017

Instead of opponents, the two nations could be partners assisting the Trump administration in achieving its stated aims

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