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Trump isn't starting a Cold War with China, adviser says

Michael Pillsbury insists president prefers cooperation to competition

Money is seen in the back pocket of U.S. President Donald Trump as he boards Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California on Sept. 17.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- U.S. President Donald Trump is keener to cooperate with China than compete with it, according to Michael Pillsbury, a leading unofficial adviser to the American leader on bilateral issues.

"[Trump] is very proud of the idea of enhanced U.S.-China cooperation," Pillsbury told members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong at the group's annual China conference on Friday. "It is wrong to see the U.S. and China moving into a Cold War."

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