John Bolton: U.S. Won’t ‘Turn A Blind Eye’ To China’s Trade Practices

Date: December 6, 2018
Heard on All Things Considered
By: Scott Horsley

The arrest and possible extradition of a Chinese business executive highlights ongoing trade

National security adviser John Bolton
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tensions between the U.S. and China that national security adviser John Bolton says will be a major focus of negotiations over the next three months.

Those tensions contributed to another roller coaster day on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 700 points on Thursday, but recovered to close down less than 80 points. That followed a 799 point drop in the Dow on Tuesday.

Transcript: NPR’s Interview National Security Adviser John Bolton
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer at China’s Huawei Technologies, was arrested in Canada Saturday at the request of U.S. authorities and faces possible extradition to the United States. In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, Bolton declined to address the reasons for her arrest, but said the U.S. has long been concerned with what it views as her company’s theft of technological know-how.

“You should not turn a blind eye when states, as a matter of national policy, are stealing intellectual property from their competitors,” Bolton told NPR’s Morning Edition. “Huawei is one company we’ve been concerned about. There are others as well.”    [FULL  STORY]