The White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy late on Tuesday posted a report accusing China of committing “economic aggression” and targeting US technology and firms.
The 36-page How China’s Economic Aggression Threatens the Technology and Intellectual Property of the United States and the World says China hijacks intellectual property and pursues industrial policies that threaten US economic and national security, as well as the global economy as a whole.
China’s rapid economic growth and movement up the global supply chain has been achieved “in significant part through aggressive acts, policies and practices that fall outside of global norms and rules,” White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro wrote in the report.
US President Donald Trump’s top agenda in negotiating with Beijing is to reduce trade deficits and stop China’s aggressive acquisition of US technology and firms, he said.
China has acquired crucial technology and intellectual property in…
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