Mattis Cancels China Trip As Trade Tensions Spill Over Into Military Arena
04 October, 2018, 22:05
The last-minute cancellation, has not been publicly confirmed by the Pentagon.
Sources in Beijing briefed on the matter said last week the security meeting may not take place because of the tensions in relations between the two countries.
"He may not be a friend of mine anymore", the president said at a press conference. The Chinese government responded in kind, with between 5 to 10% tariffs on $60 billion of US goods.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said it was "too soon" for Washington to talk to Beijing about working out a deal on trade, suggesting U.S. tariffs have yet to exert enough pressure to force Beijing into making concessions at the negotiating table.
"How could you negotiate with someone when he puts a knife on your neck?"
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that there is "no cause for panic" over the increased friction in the US-China bilateral relationship, but ties do appear to be deteriorating at an alarming rate.
Just last week Beijing canceled a Washington visit by the head of its navy and denied a request for a U.S. Navy ship to make a port visit next month at Hong Kong. This move came after the U.S. government made a decision to sanction Chinese military figures over their purchases of Russian combat aircraft and missile systems. Beijing strongly protested, urging the US to "avoid doing serious damage" to the US-China relationship.
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While the USA has carried out around a dozen freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea since 2015, "this one might be coinciding with the highest point of bilateral tensions", Ankit Panda, foreign policy expert and senior editor at The Diplomat, wrote on Twitter.
The South China Sea is one of the most disputed regions in the world, and the Chinese government claims a huge swathe of territory which it has reinforced with militarized artificial islands.
"At approximately 0830 local time on September 30, a PRC Luyang destroyer approached USS Decatur in an unsafe and unprofessional maneuver in the vicinity of Gaven Reef in the South China Sea", Navy Cmdr. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning.
China is angry about US trade policies, sanctions against the Chinese purchase of Russian military equipment, America's enduring support for Taiwan, and the Trump administration's public allegations of predatory Chinese behavior, which have lately expanded to include charges of interfering in the 2018 USA election.
Speaking at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, Trump said the Chinese government was attempting to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections to tilt them against the Republicans.
The trip cancelation comes as friction between the U.S. and China continues to rise, particularly over trade.
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