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China China relations relations continue continue to to deteriorate deteriorate with with president president trump trump threatening threatening more more sanctions sanctions and and China China apparently apparently cutting cutting back back further further on on agricultural agricultural imports imports Gary Gary Locke Locke served served as as US US ambassador ambassador to to Beijing Beijing under under president president Obama Obama before before that that he he was was governor governor of of Washington Washington investor investor like like is is now now senior senior adviser adviser to to David David Wright Wright and and Jermaine Jermaine I I asked asked the the pastor pastor if if relations relations between between the the United United States States and and China China are are as as bad bad as as they they looked looked relations relations are are very very very very bad bad right right now now it's it's getting getting worse worse the the latest latest salvo salvo of of walls walls the the only only taking taking away away the the the the special special status status that that Hong Hong Kong Kong has has previously previously that that could could impose impose tariffs tariffs on on all all products products that that are are coming coming out out of of Hong Hong Kong Kong and and they they make make it it harder harder for for residents residents of of Hong Hong Kong Kong you you can can visit visit the the United United States States unfortunately unfortunately trying trying to to get get at at the the the the policies policies of of all all China China in in terms terms of of not not respecting respecting the the one one country country two two systems systems the the autonomy autonomy that that the the Hong Hong Kong Kong has has previously previously enjoyed enjoyed these these types types of of actions actions back back hurt hurt the the people people of of Hong Hong Kong Kong without without really really affecting affecting the the government government of of China China really really punishing punishing the the people people of of Hong Hong Kong Kong who who have have really really been been protesting protesting for for greater greater democracy democracy and and freedom freedom so so this this is is really really going going to to hurt hurt the the people people of of the the very very pro pro democratic democratic people people of of of of Hong Hong Kong Kong and and perhaps perhaps while while sending sending a a message message to to mainland mainland China China may may not not really really hurt hurt China China itself itself well well it it has has to to take take us us back back a a bit bit in in history history back back in in ninety ninety seven seven there there was was an an agreement agreement entered entered into into by by China China as as part part of of Hong Hong Kong Kong coming coming back back to to head head away away from from Great Great Britain Britain is is it it just just clear clear they they violated violated that that agreement agreement and and perhaps perhaps more more important important are are there there any any remedies remedies for for violation violation agreement agreement well well played played ballgame ballgame the the report report you you bite bite out out properly properly to to Hong Hong Kong Kong at at least least to to the the with with twenty twenty more more years years or or so so and and China China of of course course is is upset upset that that Hong Hong Kong Kong has has not not passed passed some some security security laws laws it it is is it's it's supposed supposed to to have have a a baby baby but but years years ago ago and and so so tensions tensions have have been been very very poor poor quality quality and and there's there's a lot a lot of of protesting protesting just just last last year year over over the the coals coals old old toolbox toolbox traditions traditions of of people people charged charged with with crimes crimes one one of of the the that that being being sent sent back back to to other other countries countries including including the the mainland mainland China China courses courses with with the the confidence confidence in in the the rule rule of of law law it it tried tried that that people people could could be be prosecuted prosecuted on on trumped trumped up up charges charges in in the the if if they they are are living living in in Hong Hong Kong Kong maybe maybe because because they're they're all all wasting wasting dissent dissent about about the the policies policies you you disagree disagree openly openly occurred occurred with with the the policies policies of of China China criticizing criticizing the the Chinese Chinese government government that that they they could could then then be be extradited extradited to to the the mainland mainland to to face face prosecution prosecution so so these these are are really really tough tough issues issues and and again again on on China China is is I I think think the the holding holding itself itself in in the the world world if if it it takes takes away away the the autonomy autonomy of of Hong Hong Kong Kong and and certainly certainly will will not not help help in in trying trying to to reunify reunify Taiwan Taiwan because because the the people people of of Taiwan Taiwan will will say say how how can can we we ever ever trust trust the the maple maple at at Thomas Thomas is is that that they they might might have have to to maintain maintain the the democracy democracy that that is is very very very very strong strong on on Taiwan Taiwan we we have have the the largest largest economy economy in in the the world world the the United United States States the the second second largest largest China China we're we're gonna gonna have have to to figure figure out out a a way way to to deal deal with with one one another another one one way way or or the the other other can can you you see see a a path path forward forward to to a a constructive constructive engagement engagement with with China China going going forward forward because because I I have have to to say say China China has has not not had had a great a great track track record record of of complying complying with with its its grievance grievance over over the the years years going going all all the the way way back back to to the the WTO WTO I I think think that that the the world world stage stage and and and and and and all all the the other other countries countries which which share share but but China China does does business business has has operations operations as as investments investments and and and and is is a a trading trading partner partner with with all all of of those those countries countries didn't didn't work work with with the the United United States States in in confronting confronting China China United United States States doing doing it it alone alone actually actually hurts hurts Americans Americans actually actually benefits benefits many many of of our our allies allies well well they they have have the the same same concerns concerns this this terrible terrible trade trade war war between between China China United United States States barely barely makes makes American American products products more more expensive expensive in in China China and and so so the the Chinese Chinese the the buyers buyers will will block block you you know know purchased purchased something something from from Germany Germany Australia Australia or or Canada Canada because because it's it's so so much much cheaper cheaper well well those those countries countries have have some some of of the the circle circle I I have have many many of of the the same same concerns concerns about about the the trading trading policy policy the the economic economic policies policies the the lack lack of of intellectual intellectual protection protection the the lack lack of of rule rule of of law law that that we we have have over over China's China's policies policies but but we we should should be be working working in in concert concert with with all all these these other other countries countries the the day day after after China's China's policies policies to to confront confront China China instead instead of of doing doing it it alone alone because because and and these these other other countries countries just just sit sit back back and and their their their their companies companies will will get get all all the the business business because because they're they're they're they're the the products products of of their their companies companies are are so so much much cheaper cheaper whether whether soybeans soybeans from from Brazil Brazil or or whether whether it's it's semi semi conductors conductors from from from from the the E. E. U. U. or or technological technological equipment equipment manufactured manufactured goods goods number number US US steel steel plate plate instead instead of of Boeing Boeing airplanes airplanes this this is is this this general general trade trade war war between between the the United United States States and and China China actually actually benefits benefits many many other other countries countries and and it's it's hurting hurting American American jobs jobs although although it's it's clear clear the the president president trump trump wants wants to to get get China China to to change change its its behavior behavior in in your your experience experience when when you you were were U. U. S. S. ambassador ambassador China China or or more more broadly broadly over over the the years years have have you you seen seen United United States States either either alone alone or or with with others others effectively effectively change change the the Chinese Chinese government's government's behavior behavior I I think think we've we've been been able able to to alter alter the the years years with with different different presidents presidents democratic democratic and and Republican Republican administrations administrations we've we've been been able able to to tone tone down down some some of of their their their their rhetoric rhetoric of of forced forced him him to to be be a a little little bit bit the the slower slower and and more more cautious cautious and and less less confrontational confrontational they they haven't haven't factored factored participated participated at at Parker Parker with with United United States States and and our our allies allies on on a a whole whole host host of of issues issues whether whether it's it's fighting fighting piracy piracy off off the the coast coast of of Africa Africa contributing contributing to to U. U. N. N. peacekeeping peacekeeping forces forces around around the the world world in in fact fact they they are are the the largest largest supplier supplier of of peacekeeping peacekeeping forces forces to to the the United United Nations Nations and and they've they've obviously obviously helped helped chip chip in in in in trying trying to to get get our our branches branches of of developing developing a a nuclear nuclear weapon weapon was was shown shown a a lot lot of of those those international international efforts efforts have have been been successful successful China China has has its its own own ambitions ambitions it's it's feeling feeling gives gives up up power power and and its its success success economic economic technological technological success success and and they they feel feel that that they've they've been been suppressed suppressed and and ashamed ashamed by by western western powers powers for for centuries centuries and and they're they're really really trying trying to to reclaim reclaim what what they they feel feel is is their their place place in in world world civilization civilization but but many many of of their their views views obviously obviously you you are are not not consistent consistent with with the the rest rest of of the the world world and and I I think think that that to to get get them them to to change change to to get get them them to to be be part part of of the the world world community community whether whether it's it's on on trade trade policy policy whether whether it's it's on on military military policies policies respecting respecting other other peoples peoples borders borders and and sovereignty sovereignty we we need need to to have have a a United United front front with with other other countries countries instead instead of of just just doing doing it it by by ourselves ourselves it's it's not not working working thanks thanks to to former former U. U. S. S. ambassador ambassador to to Beijing Beijing Gary Gary Locke Locke

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