US Ruining 'Big Picture' Of Bilateral Relations:: China Daily editorial | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


US Ruining 'Big Picture' Of Bilateral Relations:: China Daily editorial

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Punitive tariffs may not be as damaging to Beijing as Washington believes, and the US will not escape unscathed, which could damage growth prospects across the broader world economy.

But that is not the moot point. That the issue is increasingly moving beyond trade is the real cause of concern, and that is where the real danger lies.

When a trade conflict spills over into other aspects of bilateral ties, the consequences become hard to predict. That's why signs of the accelerating drain on mutual goodwill deserve serious attention from both parties.

Although Washington has repeatedly named Beijing as a strategic competitor, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's description of it as a greater threat to the US than Russia is hard to digest. So are his labeling of Beijing as a "non-transparent government", and his allegation of "awful abuses" of religious groups>>>

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