"China, China, China": New US Defense Secretary Sets Priority
Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:54 AM
Patrick Shanahan, acting US defense secretary, started his first full day at the Pentagon's helm Wednesday by telling colleagues he sees China as a key priority. "While we are focused on ongoing operations, Acting Secretary Shanahan told the team to remember China, China, China," a defense official said. Patrick Shanahan took the top spot January 1 after Jim Mattis resigned amid disagreements with Trump.
No New Tariffs After January 1: Trump, Xi Agree Over 2-Hour Dinner At G20
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:01 PM
Saturday night's dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping starred a collision between two men convinced that they bring unique skills to the U.S.-China trade showdown. Trump and Xi met for roughly 2.5 hours at the sidelines of the Group of 20 leaders summit, longer than anticipated. "Negotiations between the two sides will continue," it added.