Eric Altbach on U.S.-China relations

U.S., Hardening Line on China, Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

By: Gardiner Harris


The flurry of actions targeting China comes a week before Mr. Trump is expected to meet with Mr. Xi at a Group of 20 meeting in Germany. Eric G. Altbach, a senior vice president at the Albright Stonebridge Group, said it might signal that the Trump administration is trying to show China that it cannot be managed by Beijing on key issues.

“So taking this series of actions is potentially an attempt to send a wake-up call in advance of their discussions at the G-20,” Mr. Altbach added.

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