- Title: U.S. foreign policy in Trump's first two years: 'Our country is respected again'
- Date: 7th December 2018
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (FILE - AUGUST 15, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN, HUA CHUNYING, SAYING: "Firstly, we think that the United States should not become the destroyer of the multilateral rules; secondly, any action of trade protectionism taken by the United States will harm trade relations and companies' interests of both sides; thirdly, if the U.S. side ignores the facts, disrespects multilateral trade principles, and takes actions that harm both sides' trade interests, China will absolutely not sit by and watch, will inevitably adopt all appropriate measures, and resolutely safeguard China's lawful rights." China's Xi meets with Trump in Beijing, discusses North Korea threat. BEIJING, CHINA (FILE - NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) TRUMP SPEAKING XI LISTENING TRUMP SPEAKING, U.S. OFFICIALS SEATED NEXT TO HIM MEETING IN PROGRESS US, China sign $250 billion in deals, Trump presses Beijing on North Korea and trade. BEIJING, CHINA (FILE - NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Right now, unfortunately, it is a very one-sided and unfair one. But, but, I don't blame China. After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? I give China great credit. But in actuality, I do blame past administrations for allowing this out-of-control trade deficit to take place and to grow." WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE PRESIDENT, XI JINPING, SAYING: "China's door for opening up will not be closed and will only be wider and wider. We will push forward and form a new pattern of an overall opening-up in accordance with the strategic deployment made by the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The business environment for investment of foreign companies, including U.S. companies, will become increasingly open, transparent and standardised." Trump slaps steep tariffs on washing machines, solar products.
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- Country: USA
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
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- Story Text: EDITORS NOTE: FOR EXTENSIVE FILE VIDEO OF TRUMP'S DOMESTIC AGENDA, PLEASE SEE EDIT 0425-USA-ELECTION/TRUMP-DOMESTIC POLICY
FOREIGN POLICY CONTINUES IN EDIT: 0426-USA-TRUMP/FOREIGN POLICY PART 1
Donald Trump assumed the office of the President of the United States with a pledge to "make America great again."
Half-way through his first term, Trump claims that task has been accomplished, telling audiences at any of his frequent political pep rallies that "our country is respected again all over the world".
But, in the arena of U.S. foreign policy, whether Trump has engineered a solidification of America's position in the world, or whether he has weakened America's status as the pre-eminent global economic, military, and moral force, is a question that is sharply debated within America's fractious politics.
Few dispute, however, that whatever Donald Trump is doing in his foreign policy, it is unlike the way any previous U.S. president operated on the global stage.
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