US, China relations begin to cool as Trump’s honeymoon with Xi ends

(CNN)In a flurry of statements most likely to annoy Beijing, United States President Donald Trump’s administration has actually apparently tossed its China policy into reverse, cooling relations in between the 2 extremely powers.

In less than one week, the United States has actually completed a $1.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan, identified China among the world’s worst human traffickers and enforced sanctions on a Chinese bank for working with North Korea.
Trump and Xi had actually formerly delighted in an abnormally cordial relationship given that their very first February conference in Florida, with the United States president explaining Xi as a “fantastic individual” with whom he had a “great relationship.”

    Sanctions put on Chinese bank

    On Thursday, the Trump administration revealed strategies to proceed with a $1.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan, a relocation which has actually outraged Beijing, which still thinks about the island a rogue province and part of mainland China.
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