Over lunch, Mr. Guo and Mr. Bannon discussed China’s military capabilities, as well as the financial implications of Beijing’s rule, including what impact the country’s mounting corporate debt might have on its economy.
A friendship emerged.“It was fantastic. He really impressed me,” Mr. Bannon said of his first meeting with Mr. Guo. “We talked about President Trump’s approach to China, and he went into corruption in the Chinese Communist Party.”
Mr. Bannon later introduced Mr. Guo to people in the hedge fund community, including J. Kyle Bass, who has soured on China and sought to profit by short-selling the Chinese currency.
By June 2017, the relationship was crumbling. Mr. Youssefzadeh, concerned that Global IP couldn’t prove its independence from the Chinese government, ordered Global IP’s general counsel to investigate whether its structure still left it eligible to own a U.S-made satellite.
The attorney cited “control through intimidation” and other tactics by the China-approved directors to conclude that Global IP couldn’t prove it was independent of Beijing.
Global IP board members refused to convene to discuss the general counsel’s conclusion, according to Messrs. Youssefzadeh and Javed.
Bob Davis 真的是做足了功课的，这篇发于G20前夕的文章详细的描述了中美几次贸易谈判的细节。暂时还没有中文版，如果有空我觉得要翻译一下。
Since the 1980s, China has counted on U.S. corporate leaders to push back against pressure from Washington. Lobbying by executives helped limit sanctions after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 and to win support for China’s WTO entry.
One of Mr. Xi’s advisers, 70-year-old Wang Qishan, China’s vice president, considers himself an expert on the West. In the 1990s, when he was head of the state-owned China Construction Bank , he worked with Mr. Paulson. He tells visitors about his love of Mark Twain and Jack London novels and the Netflix drama “House of Cards.”
When he met with U.S. executives in Beijing early this year, he cited ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu: “If you know the enemy and yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” China understood the U.S. better than the other way around, Mr. Wang told them, and would be willing to endure far more pain rather than concede.