Robert O’Brien reaffirms U.S. ‘tough on China’ approach

National security adviser Robert O’Brien walks over to deliver a statement on troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 11:25 AM PT – Sunday, November 22, 2020

U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said the U.S. intends to remain tough on China. He made those comments while speaking with students in Hanoi at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam on Sunday.

O’Brien paid a visit there as part of a larger trip to Vietnam and the Philippines, two places which share concerns with the U.S. about China’s rising power and military force. His trip is intended to reaffirm international relations and to discuss regional security cooperation.

“Clearly, President Trump has been very tough on China and has refused to turn a blind eye to their malign conduct,” stated the adviser. “Whether it’s stealing American intellectual property or unfair trade practices, or getting to coercive situations with their neighbors or partners.”

O’Brien asserted he believes the U.S. will continue their current stance on China with the support of Congress and the American people.

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