China, US have ‘common cause’: Trump advisor

Davos (Switzerland), Jan 18 (IANS) A top aide to US President-elect Donald Trump highlighted the shared interests between China and the US during a public event at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort here, a media report said on Wednesday.

“The Chinese and the Americans have a common cause,” Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s assistant and director of public liaison, told WEF moderator Philipp Rosler on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

“I think we need to have a very strong bilateral relationship,” he added.

Interviewed on the same day when President Xi Jinping gave a much-awaitted speech on the future of globalisation, Scaramucci said: “I respect China, I certainly respect the President of China, and we want to have a phenomenal relationship with the Chinese.”

Xi on Tuesday called for joint efforts to chart the course of economic globalisation and forge new models of global growth, cooperation, governance and development.

Trump comes to power at a time when Washington and other world capitals are struggling with an ever rising tide of nationalism, populism, trade protectionism and the urge to backtrack on globalisation.