The United States Justice Department has accused the Chinese Government of hacking firms developing coronavirus vaccines and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies across the globe.
"He says China’s not a competitor of ours," Trump said of Biden. "China is a massive competitor of ours. They want to take over the world. OK? They have China 2020 -- you know they have 2025," he added.
Despite the recent rapprochement between U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping over North Korea issues, China remains a competitor to the United States under Trump's "America first" agenda.
In what amounts to a marriage of lobbying and espionage, the Chinese have pieced together a list of the people with whom Trump regularly speaks in the hopes of using them to influence the President, the officials said.
China presents a new and large challenge. But if Washington can keep its cool and patiently continue to pursue a policy of engagement plus deterrence, forcing China to adjust while itself adjusting to make space for it, some scholar decades from now might write about the United States’ not-so-secret plan to expand the zone of peace, prosperity, openness, and decent governance across the globe—a marathon strategy that worked.
The trade war with the United States will only make China stronger and will never bring the country to its knees, the ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily wrote in a front-page commentary that evoked the patriotic spirit of past wars.
With record acreage planted, U.S. soybean growers hope to expand exports to China this year as Chinese demand continues to increase, but competition from Brazil and concerns about U.S. genetically modified crops may dampen Chinese enthusiasm.