- Title: Trump adviser Bolton meets Ukrainian President, warns of Chinese influence
- Date: 28th August 2019
- Summary: KIEV, UKRAINE (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) BOLTON AT NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON. SAYING: "I am sure that you all are aware that the United States and China are having significant differences over trade now. It is not just about the imbalance in exports and imports between the United States and China or the balance of trade. It is about the fundamental reasons why this imbalance exists." MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON, SAYING: "We are worried about the loss of military technology to China. We see, for example that the fifth generation Chinese fighter aircraft looks a lot like the F-35 that is because it is the F-35, they just stole it, basically. And so when we look at the economy of Ukraine when we look at its military self-sufficiency, and the role it would play going forward, we are concerned that the Chinese debt diplomacy not to succeed in Ukraine as it has in many other countries." DEPARTMENT OF STATE LOGO (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON, SAYING: "Overdependence on one country as a source for energy resources necessarily risks dependence on that country that can be very adverse for the independence of the country involved. We are all concerned about the impact of the Nord Stream 2 project from Russia to Denmark and then into Europe." NEWS CONFERENCE ENDING, BOLTON WALKING AWAY
- Embargoed: 11th September 2019 14:42
- Keywords: Bolton in Ukraine Zelenskiy China trade war China-US Nordstream 2 gas pipeline gas Russia
- Location: KIEV, UKRAINE
- City: KIEV, UKRAINE
- Country: Ukraine
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002AU4U5ON
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned on Wednesday (August 28) of the threat of what he called unfair Chinese trade practices during a trip to Kiev and said he had discussed his concerns with officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Asked about a possible acquisition by China of Ukrainian aircraft engine maker Motor Sich, Bolton told reporters he did not want to discuss specific companies or transactions and that such deals were a sovereign matter for Ukraine.
But he made clear Washington disapproved.
Bolton also accused China of stealing intellectual property for decades, saying that China has copied U.S.-produced fighter jet F-35.
(Production: Yuriy Muravyov, Dmitry Turlyun)
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