Trump’s close aide Steve Bannon has advocated a tougher stance toward China

FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. Bannon says there’s no military solution to North Korea’s threats and says the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Vastavam web: President Donald Trump’s close aide Steve Bannon has advocated a tougher stance toward China asserting that the US is at economic war with it, prompting Beijing to warn that “there is no winner in a trade war””We’re at economic war with China,” Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon told The American Prospect.Of late media reports have said that Bannon is pushing for a strong policy against China. Many within the Trump Administration differ with him.

The Chief White House Strategist said the United States would take a strong action against China. “We?re going to run the tables on these guys. We?ve come to the conclusion that they?re in an economic war and they?re crushing us,? said Bannon who once headed the right-wing Breitbart News.Commenting on his remarks, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying in Beijing warned that “there is no winner in a trade war” and appealed for dialogue.

In his interview over phone, Bannon argued that there was no military solution to North Korean provocative behaviour.”There’s no military solution (to North Korea?s nuclear threats), forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don?t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don?t know what you?re talking about, there?s no military solution here, they got us,” Bannon said.

“The theft of intellectual property by foreign countries costs our nation millions of jobs and billions and billions of dollars each and every year. For too long, this wealth has been drained from our country while Washington has done nothing,” Trump said.In the interview, Bannon said that he is getting hawks placed at key position. At the same time he acknowledged that he is getting opposition from various section