United States a "Rouge Superpower"- China Daily

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  • 10:24 AM, July 2, 2018
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A commentary in a prominent Chinese newspaper has described the United States as a "rouge superpower", going by the increasingly isolationist and militarist policies of the current Trump administration.

But the latest threat of imposing new sanctions by November 4 against nations that continue to buy oil from Iran — including India, China, France, South Korea, Italy, Japan and a host of others — will make the US a rogue ‘superpower',  China Daily reported Sunday citing a May 14 article in the Washington Post by Brookings Institution neoconservative Robert Kagan.

"The United States as a rogue superpower, neither isolationist nor internationalist, neither withdrawing nor in decline, but active, powerful and entirely out for itself," the high-profile, former Republican Party member stated.

In observing that the US should be considered a rogue nation, Beijing also noted Trump's withdrawal from a host of other global alliances besides the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal, including quitting the UN Human Rights Council, dropping its membership in UNESCO, turning away from the 2016 Paris climate accord, deep cuts in legacy funding to the United Nations and the latest threats of additional tariffs on the imports of long-term allies.

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