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There’s No Cold War With China, Says Trump’s Hawkish Adviser

Dr. Michael Pillsbury
 

By Andrew Mayeda (Original source Bloomberg)

“Michael Pillsbury has rock solid credentials as a China hawk. He’s been called the “leading authority” on America’s trade war opponent by none other than President Donald Trump.

So when Pillsbury says that U.S.-China relations are in fact improving, and will likely get even better after Trump meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday, it’s worth paying attention –- especially for investors alarmed by the trade standoff between the world’s biggest economies.

The two leaders “have forged a very rich relationship” and their cooperation will likely deepen after their talks at this week’s Group of 20 meeting in Argentina, said Pillsbury, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a defense official under presidents including Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. “Tariffs is not the only strand.”’

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