US President Donald Trump has attempted to take a series of tough measures over the past 10 weeks to “cement his legacy” in the United States’ relationship with China. Axios citing a senior official in the US government.
Trump will try to make it politically untenable for the Joe Biden administration to change course towards China. The Trump administration intends to impose sanctions against government agencies and officials, as well as restricting trade with a large number of Chinese companies. The reason for all this will be human rights violations in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Hong Kong, as well as a threat to US national security.
Axios sources said that the Trump administration wants to expand the list of the US Department of Defense of Chinese companies associated with the military-industrial complex of the Middle Kingdom. Now there are 31 companies on this list.
Last week Trump bans Americans from investing in Chinese companies connected with the army and power structures of the PRC.
“Until Beijing changes course and becomes a responsible player on the global stage, undermining President Trump’s historic actions would be political suicide for future US presidents,” said National Security Council spokesman John Elliott.