By Charlotte England, The Independent:
Robert Lighthizer, who has condemned the east Asian country for failing to abide by international trade agreements in the past, will be America’s next chief trade negotiator, the President-elect said on Tuesday.
The 69-year-old has previously advocated for higher trade tariffs and called for tougher methods to “change the system”. His appointment is seen as part of Mr Trump’s plan to up-end US trade policy.
But according to China, the US has had its moment and the President-elect’s actions may not matter much in the future.
“May the arrogant Americans realize that the United States of America is perhaps just a shooting star in the ample sky of history,” the paper said, adding that Mr Trump appears to be “fixated” on trade, in a dismissive response to his latest appointment…
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