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WASHINGTON: Republican U.S. presidential candidate and Florida governor Ron DeSantis on Sunday (July 9) took steps to strip China of its permanent normal trade relationship status if he wins the 2024 White House election. said to take

“I’m in favor of doing that,” DeSantis said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday. Told.

In 2000, the US Senate voted to grant the status to China as it prepared to join the World Trade Organization. Removal would also require parliamentary approval. This status is a US legal designation for free trade with foreign countries.

Relations between the United States and China have been tense for many years over national security issues, including Taiwan, the United States’ ban on exports of advanced technology, Chinese state-led industrial policies, human rights issues, the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, and trade tariffs. there is

The U.S. government has tried to mend relations between the world’s two largest economies. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said over the weekend about meetings with Chinese officials in recent days: It was “direct” and “productive”when her four-day trip to Beijing came to an end, helped stabilize the often difficult relations between the superpowers.

DeSantis added in an interview that China is “the biggest geopolitical threat facing this country.”

Former President Donald Trump, the Republican supporter currently in the poll with a wide lead over DeSantis, has given China a 48-hour deadline to evict a Chinese spy facility on the island, according to sources familiar with the matter. said to give Cuba, 145 kilometers off the coast of the United States. 2024 GOP nominee DeSantis backs stripping China of trade status

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