Chinese navy conducts multiple drills near Korean Peninsula


DAVID: A POTENTIAL SHOW OF FORCE, THE CHINESE NAVY SET TO CONDUCT ANOTHER ROUND OF MILITARY DRILLS NEAR THE KOREAN PENINSULA TOMORROW, THIS AHEAD OF A PLANNED INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT IN SEPTEMBER, ACCORDING TO CHINA’S MARITIME AUTHORITIES. ALL THIS HAPPENING AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP BLAMED CHINA FOR STALLING U.S. NUCLEAR TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA DUE TO ITS ESCALATING TRADE WAR. FIRST OF ALL, GENERAL, GOOD TO SEE YOU. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN.>>WELL, THEY ARE PART OF A MUCH LARGER PATTERN. WE ARE INVOLVED IN A COMPETITION ONCE AGAIN WITH CHINA AND RUSSIA, PARTICULARLY IN THE CASE OF CHINA, WHAT THEY ARE REALLY ABOUT IS THEY WANT TO DOMINATE THEY WANT THE UNITED STATES TO AND THEY ARE CONDUCTING THE MOST ADVANCED MILITARY BUILDUP OF ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TODAY TO INCLUDE THE DEFENSE BUILDUP THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS CONDUCTING INSIDE THE UNITED STATES. WHAT CHINA IS DOING IS REALLY STAGGERING. THEY ARE ALMOST AT PARITY RIGHT GO PAST US IN TERMS OF THEIR MARITIME AND AIR DEVELOPMENT. DAVID: THERE’S A QUESTION ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY ARE USING THEIR AUTHORITY OVER NORTH KOREA TO STALL THESE TALKS. THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT’S CONSIDERABLE. IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT, BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO WAR WITH THEM ON THE TRADE FRONT. THAT MUST NOT BE HELPING.>>YEAH, I THINK FIRST OF ALL, AS WE HAVE SAID MANY TIMES, NORTH KOREA ANIES NORTH KOREA ANIE NORTH KOREA ISIE NORTH KOREA IS I NORTH KOREA IS IN NORTH KOREA IS IN T NORTH KOREA IS IN THE NORTH KOREA IS IN THE OR NORTH KOREA IS IN THE ORBI CHINA. EVER SINCE THE SUMMIT TOOK PLACE IN SINGAPORE, WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS CHINA HAS OPENED THE APERTURE WIDER IN TERMS OF PROVIDING SANCTION RELIEF TO THE NORTH KOREANS. THE UNITED STATES HAS REPORTED ON THAT PUBLICLY FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS NOW. TO GET CHINA TO SHUT THAT DOOR IS WHAT I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO DO THROUGH SOME PUBLIC COERCION HERE. BUT I KNOW HIS TEAM IS LIKELY PREPARING SOME TOUGH SANCTIONS ON CHINA IF THEY DON’T DO THAT, BECAUSE WE ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH THEM. IF CHINA IS NOT HELPING US DENUCLEARIZE NORTH KOREA, THEN IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CERTAINLY KNOWS THAT. THEY ARE CLEAR-EYED ABOUT IT. THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION. I THINK RIGHT NOW, IT’S PUBLIC DIPLOMACY, CHINA IS STILL OUR FRIEND, I’VE GOT A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT XI. THAT’S KIND OF WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS. BEHIND THE SCENES, BELIEVE ME, THEY ARE PREPARING FOR ONE HECK OF A FIGHT HERE WITH CHINA. DAVID: YOU KNOW, I DO LIKE THE FACT THAT THE ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION FROM THE PEOPLE AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO THE PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY TO THE PEOPLE ON THE TRADE FRONT, THEY ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER, THEY ALL KIND OF HAVE A COMMON KNOWLEDGE OF THESE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TRADE AND NORTH KOREA AND CHINA. THAT MUST BE A SENSE OF COMFORT FOR YOU IN THIS WHOLE THING.>>YEAH. I MEAN, THE ADMINISTRATION WAS LOOKING AT THE WORLD AND I THINK THEY REALLY HAVE IT RIGHT. SOMEHOW IF WE GOT CLOSER TO CHINA IN TERMS OF INTERNATIONAL MARKETS AND PUT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN THERE FROM THE UNITED STATES, THAT SOMEHOW CHINA WOULD NOT ONLY MOVE DAVID: IT DIDN’T WORK OUT. WE HAVE HEARD THAT FOR DECADES. UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN’T WORK SENATOR McCAIN AS WE HONOR HIS MEMORY. HE HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENCES, OBVIOUSLY, WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT THE ONE THING THAT THEY HAD NO DIFFERENCE ABOUT WAS THE NEED TO REORGANIZE AND STRENGTHEN OUR MILITARY WHICH HAS FALLEN BEHIND TREMENDOUSLY OVER THE PAST DECADE. THEY WERE REALLY UNITED ON THAT FRONT, WEREN’T THEY?>>OH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THEY WERE UNITED ON MOST TRUMP INITIATED HIS FIRST BUDGET REQUEST WHICH WAS ACTUALLY OBAMA’S BUDGET, FY ’17, WHAT JOHN McCAIN AND THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE DID, THEY BUMPED THAT REQUEST UP BY $40 BILLION TO $50 BILLION AND SAID WE HAVE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO TO MAKE UP FOR THE DEFICIT WE’VE HAD HERE THESE LAST EIGHT YEARS AND THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT. IN A SENSE, SENATOR McCAIN WAS EDUCATING THE NEW TEAM ABOUT HOW FAR WE REALLY HAD TO GO TO GET LONG. DAVID: I THINK ON THAT FRONT, EVEN DONALD TRUMP FOR ALL OF HIS MISGIVINGS ABOUT SENATOR McCAIN,

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