Washington Examiner – Rex Tillerson warns of potential ‘conflict’ with China

The Secretary of State emphasized the view of the U.S. government that China cannot weaponize trade for geopolitical influence.

June 14, 2017

‘Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers Wednesday that he has warned Chinese counterparts that their current foreign policy will “bring us into conflict” in the Pacific.

“We have told them, ‘you are creating instability throughout the Pacific region that will bring us into conflict; please don’t do that,'” Tillerson said Wednesday during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.’

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