Pro-Taiwan ’Death By China’ author tapped by Trump for new White House post

Trump transition team could raise tariffs on Chinese-made goods

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/12/23
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Taiwan, News) — A fierce critic of China was tapped Wednesday for a newly created position to head

(photo credit: DeathByChina at YouTube)

the White House National Trade Council. The appointment is believed to signal a tougher U.S. trade policy towards China following Donald Trump’s inauguration next January.

Chinese state media expressed discontent with Trump’s pick.

Harvard-trained economist Peter Navarro was chosen by Trump to lead a new presidential office for US trade and industrial policy. He is also the co-author of the book “Death By China: Confronting the Dragon” and helped adapt the book into a documentary film. Trump has singled out Navarro’s work as influencing his views on trade.

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