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Expanding on complaints aired by President Donald Trump at the United Nations last week, Pence accused China of waging an "unprecedented effort to influence American public opinion" ahead of critical congressional elections on November 6, and wanting "a different American president".

China's Defence Ministry said a Chinese naval ship had been sent to warn the USA vessel to leave and that Beijing had irrefutable sovereignty in the area. "A new consensus on China is rising across America", Pence said.

Pence's speech comes a week after Trump accused China during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council of interfering in American elections to help his Democratic rivals. China responded with $60bn in tariffs on American products. Also, a controversial milk pricing class in Canada will be eliminated, which CoBank said "should level the playing field" more for US producers and allow some to regain lost market share.

He cited a Chinese government-run media company's four-page supplement in the Sunday Des Moines Register of Iowa as an attempt to turn voters in that state against Trump's trade policies.

While touting USMCA as a good deal for Canadians by securing access to its largest trading partner and the largest market in the world, Trudeau acknowledged farmers' sacrifices.

A Mexican company may be trying to buy milk powder from a Washington seller, added Gordon, but neither party will know how the product's price will be affected by tariffs. This posed an acute dilemma for the administration of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, given that NAFTA underpins three-quarters of the exports Canada sends south of its U.S. border and 2.5 million jobs in the country depend on this trade.

The USMCA agreement would also slightly open the Canadian market for USA dairy products.

The speech at the Hudson Institute in Washington represented some of the most critical remarks about China by such a high-ranking USA official in recent memory.

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As if on cue, last week the European Union and Japan, both of which are now in trade negotiations with the USA, endorsed the template by joining the U.S.in a statement condemning China's theft of intellectual property and pledging to "address non-market-oriented policies and practices of third countries". In September previous year, in the middle of playing host to American trade negotiators to revive Nafta/USMCA, he flew to Xiamen to attend the 9th summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) nations.

In his prepared remarks, Pence quotes an assessment from the US intelligence community that "China is targeting USA, state and local governments and officials to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy".

They also said it was the first time a senior USA official had delivered such a "broadside" against China on an array of issues.

But reaction to the vice president's remarks by critics on Thursday, however, warned that Pence and the Trump administration are playing a unsafe game.

In what was billed as a major policy address, Mr Pence sought to build on Mr Trump's speech at the United Nations last week in which he alleged that China was trying to interfere in USA elections.

"As a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me: What the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country", Pence was to say.

It's essentially a China clause, with the Trump administration gearing up for trade war with Beijing. He condemns a Chinese ship passing this week within about 40 meters of the USS Decatur, calling it "reckless harassment".

"The United States Navy will continue to fly, sail, and operate wherever global law allows and our national interests demand", Pence said.

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