WASHINGTON, D.C.: With a few apparently off-the-cuff comments, US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened Washington’s cautious understanding with China while touting an unlikely new detente with Russia.
The United States and China, the world’s two greatest economies and rivals for the leadership role in the Pacific, are often at loggerheads over trade, human rights and regional disputes.
But President Barack Obama has extended a hand to China’s Xi Jinping and worked with Beijing on the global climate change accord and on measures against North Korea’s rogue regime.
On Monday (Tuesday in Manila), businesswoman turned defeated presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina left Trump’s New York …read more
Source: The Manila Times