The US could very well end up in a “war” with China, with former President Donald Trump warning on Wednesday that Beijing no longer respects the US, which now has a “weak and corrupt” government.
Trump’s remarks come as top officials from China and the US are due to hold talks in Switzerland amid heightened tensions over the Chinese military conducting a record number of aerial exercises close to the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which Beijing has called a separate province. sees as.
The world’s two largest economies have spent 18 months embroiled in a bitter trade dispute that imposed tit-for-tat levies on each other’s goods, mechanical parts and finished goods. Trump launched a trade war with China in 2018 demanding Beijing to reduce the massive trade deficit.
Relations between China and the US are at their lowest level ever. The two countries are currently engaged in a bitter confrontation over various issues, including trade, the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Communist giant’s aggressive military moves in the disputed South China Sea, and human rights.
“Because the election was rigged, and America now has a weak and corrupt leadership, we could very well end up in a war with China that no longer respects the United States,” Trump, a Republican, said in a statement. attacked his successor President Joe. Biden, a Democrat.
He saw for the first time a complete surrender to the Taliban with “the loss of 13 great warriors of our generals and the handing over of US$85 billion of the best and most expensive military equipment in the world—China and Russia are already reverse engineering the equipment.” so that they can make it for themselves,” Trump said.
The US withdrew its troops from Afghanistan in August, ending its two-decade-long military war in the war-torn country. On August 26, 13 US marines, including more than 150 civilians, were killed in an attack by two suicide bombers and one gunman outside Kabul airport.
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