The United States should not enrich “a hostile regime” that “configures its army to kill Americans,” Chinese analyst Gordon Chang said on Monday.
In an interview with Fox News, Chang expressed support for President Trump’s consideration of completely decoupling the US economy from China, calling the move “absolutely a good idea.”
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“China is setting up its army to kill Americans,” Chang told Bill Hemmer Reports.
“We should not enrich a hostile regime with our trade and investments. I think decoupling is what we absolutely have to do, especially this year. ”
Chang’s comments follow a recent Pentagon report suggesting that China is considering doubling its stockpile of nuclear warheads during this decade – including those designed for ballistic missiles that can reach the United States. adds a clock to Trump’s decision, Chang said.
« [President] Xi Jinping talks more and more about this notion that China has the mandate of heaven to rule the world, ”Chang said. [beleive that they] not only have the right to do it, but they have an obligation to do so.
“I think China thinks it has to move fast and that means we won’t see problems in the 2030s, we will see problems now. ”
“He has become very specific about this in public, as have his officials, which means they are trying to change the international system, not compete within it,” Chang said.
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The author of “The Imminent Collapse of China” warned that the Chinese government is working quickly to counter a “window of opportunity which is closing due to economic, environmental, demographic problems.
“I think China thinks it has to go fast and that means we won’t see problems in the 2030s, we will see problems now,” he said.
Trump raised the possibility of severing ties with the communist country in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton last month.
“There has been no country that has ripped us off more than China …” Trump said at the time. “We are losing billions, hundreds of billions of dollars. We are not getting anything from China. Yes, we get goods that we could produce ourselves….[but] we don’t get anything. All we do is lose money. ”
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Regarding his landmark trade deal signed by the two countries in January, Trump said the deal was ‘not the same for me’ after their mismanagement of the coronavirus and that ‘if they don’t treat us properly’, he would “certainly” do. to separate from Beijing.