Tagged: Trump

Trump Administration will boost India-US-Israel Tri-Lateral Partnership

The optics of the U.S.-Israel relations will change for the better under the incoming Donald Trump administration and this will have a positive impact on India’s relations with both, said a senior functionary of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), an influential advocacy group. Jason Isaacson, AJC’s Director of International Affairs, who recently returned from Israel,…

No North Korea missile will be capable of reaching US: Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to promise North Korea would not develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching US territory. His comments come a day after the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, appeared to try to put pressure on Trump by announcing his country is in the ‘final stages’ of developing an intercontinental…

Trump Calls UN ‘Just A Club For People’ To ‘Have A Good Time’

Three days after the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Israel to halt Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the international body "is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." The harsh criticism, which Trump made Monday while vacationing at his Mar-a-Lago…

China tense about Trump’s “complex game” of mending fences with Russia

BEIJING: China is getting increasingly worried about the possibility of a thaw in the relationship between the United States and Russia after president-elect Donald Trump takes office next month. Any improvement in the relationship would seriously hurt Beijing's foreign policy goals including its ability to deal with neighbors like Japan and India, experts said. "There…

Chinese experts worry Trump presidency might enbolden India to take tough stance

China is revealing its concerns that a Trump presidency in the US might encourage India to take stronger postures against Beijing. This is what explains the latest commentary in the Communist Party backed 'Global Times', asking India to understand China's ability to deal with the US. The paper published a scathing commentary questioning President Pranab…

Trump Tells Twitter He Wants A Super Hornet With F-35 Capabilities

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump may have had his meetings with the Lockheed Martin chief executive officer, but he’s not ready to play nice, tweeting on Thursday evening that he could look to Boeing’s Super Hornet as an alternative to the F-35. Lockheed Martin stock, which had closed at $252.80 a share, tumbled down to…

Chinese Media Alarmed At Donald Trump Trade Adviser, Warn Of US Showdown

BEIJING:  Chinese state media on Friday expressed alarm and warned of a "showdown with the US" after President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line against China, to head a new White House National Trade Council. Navarro is an academic and one-time investment adviser who has authored books such…

Don’t mess with us, even Donald Trump wouldn’t dare to do that : China to India

China's official media today warned India against using the Dalai Lama "card", saying New Delhi should stop behaving like a "spoilt kid" and learn lessons from how China handled Donald Trump after the US President-elect challenged 'One-China' policy. "Sometimes, India behaves like a spoilt kid, carried away by the lofty crown of being 'the biggest…

Trump calls for increased US nuclear capabilities

WASHINGTON: America must massively boost its nuclear capability until the "world comes to its senses," President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday, hours after a similar vow by Russia's Vladimir Putin. Trump made the statement on Twitter, without providing details or context, a day after meeting a group of Pentagon top brass, and shortly after Putin called…

Selling bonds, dropping bombs: How China could respond to Donald Trump’s Taiwan talk

United States (US) President-elect Donald Trump has upset China by speaking to the president of self-ruled Taiwan and saying the United States did not necessarily have to be bound by its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of China. Taiwan is arguably the most sensitive part of the China-US relationship, and China has never renounced…

CPEC project reflects growing friendship between China and Pakistan: Will Trump be a game changer?

Pakistani media has hailed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a game changer. Pakistan is optimistic that China is about to transform their country with the $46 billion project. Interestingly, this corridor also runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), which is likely to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi uncomfortable. There is, however, a new player in…

China Should Build More Nuclear Arms To Prepare For Donald Trump: Chinese Media

China should "significantly" increase military spending and build more nuclear weapons as a response to US President-elect Donald Trump, an editorial in the nationalistic Global Times newspaper said Thursday. China should "build more strategic nuclear arms and accelerate the deployment of the DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile" to protect its interests, should Trump attempt to corner…

‘Rookie’ Donald Trump Must Fall Into Line: Chinese Media

BEIJING:  Donald Trump is a "diplomatic rookie" who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday, warning America could pay dearly for his naivety. Mr Trump's protocol-shattering call with Taiwan's President and a subsequent Twitter tirade against Beijing's policies could risk upending the delicate balance between…

Kashmir: Can Donald Trump solve one of the world’s most intractable conflicts?

US president-elect Donald Trump claims his deal-making chops are legendary. In 1987, he even wrote Trump: The Art of the Deal, which turned out to be a bestseller, even though his ability to rake in the big bucks has been critically questioned since. But can those deal-making skills be employed to resolve the seemingly intractable,…

Donald Trump vows to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘on day one’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump on Monday announced the United States would signal its withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on his first day in the White House, as one of six immediate steps aimed at "putting America first." The Republican billionaire — who for 10 days has been sounding out cabinet picks at his…

Donald Trump lays out agenda for first 100 days: US to leave TPP, investigate visa program abuses

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday released a video spelling out his agenda for the first 100 days when he assumes office on January 20. Sticking to the themes he had outlined during his Presidential campaign, Trump laid out plans for trade, energy, regulations, national security, immigration, and ethics. Trump, whose campaign motto was ‘Make American…