Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council, in Washington this month. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

China says Peter Navarro’s fictional source shows that US makes ‘policies based on lies’

  • Chinese government connects a White House adviser’s fake expert in his 2011 book to a Mike Pompeo comment about the CIA’s lying and cheating
  • Seizing on Navarro’s made-up book source as evidence that the US smears China ‘without scruple’
Topic |   US-China relations

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Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council, in Washington this month. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg
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Peter Navarro, whose anti-China book will now carry a publisher’s warning that it contains at least one fake source. Photo: Bloomberg

‘Fiction’ warning slapped on anti-China book by Trump adviser Peter Navarro, as ‘Death by China’ source revealed to be author’s pseudonym

  • Publisher issues alert after fake quote controversy engulfs president’s ‘China muse’
  • Book came under renewed scrutiny following report that one of its sources does not exist
Topic |   Donald Trump

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Peter Navarro, whose anti-China book will now carry a publisher’s warning that it contains at least one fake source. Photo: Bloomberg
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