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Forcing ‘America First’ on others will lead to ‘America Alone:’ Chinese state-run media

2019-06-01 11:20:13       source:CNBC

May 31, 2019

In the wake of the new Mexican tariffs, Chinese state-run media said the U.S. is “bullying others for its own interests” and will end up “alone” in the global trading system.

“Washington has also become more accustomed to abusing its super power status and bullying others for its own interests ... Living in a globalized world, every country needs to cooperate with others to survive and thrive. But no one wants a partner that is arrogant, domineering and capricious,” state-run news agency Xinhua said on Friday in a commentary titled “Forcing ‘America First’ on others will lead to ‘America Alone.’”

The piece followed President Donald Trump’s threat Thursday night to slap a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to protest illegal immigration. The move came as a surprise as the U.S. just signaled its action to kick-start approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that Mexico had submitted.

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