In an interview that included a wide range of topics, Bannon said “We’re at economic war with China,” and that the U.S. is at risk of losing. “If we continue to lose it, we’re five years away, I think, 10 years at the most, of hitting an inflection point from which we’ll never be able to recover.”
In the interview, Bannon urged tough trade sanctions against Beijing, and said China is unlikely to force North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.
On the topic of North Korea, Bannon was blunt: “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”
Bannon continued, saying he’s working to get East Asia “hawks” installed in positions at the Defense and State departments, despite opposition from within the White House and on Wall Street.
Full article: Steve Bannon: ‘We’re at economic war with China,’ there’s no North Korea solution (MarketWatch)