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Trade war

Pompeo says China's move to open its economy 'a joke'

Secretary of state says intellectual property theft at 'unprecedented level'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for a meeting with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China June 14.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday slammed China's trade practices as "predatory economics 101" and said statements by Beijing in recent weeks that it was moving to open its economy were "a joke."

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