US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press conference with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on July 20. Pompeo visited Ecuador as part of a tour of Latin America, and later that month Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Brazil and Chile. Photo: EPA-EFE
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Behind the trade war and Trump’s offer to buy Greenland lies growing US discomfort with China’s overseas expansion

  • China has made no secret of its interest in Arctic resources and has expanded its influence into US spheres of influence
  • The US president’s anger at Denmark over Greenland wasn’t the first sign that such ambitions trouble Washington

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press conference with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on July 20. Pompeo visited Ecuador as part of a tour of Latin America, and later that month Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Brazil and Chile. Photo: EPA-EFE
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