Trump briefed on China’s bounty on American soldiers

Dhe incumbent American President Donald Trump has been informed of alleged findings by the secret services, which are likely to further strain American relations with China, according to consistent media reports. There are indications that China is said to have offered non-state actors in Afghanistan money for attacks on American soldiers in the country, reported the news website “Axios” and the TV broadcaster CNN, citing high-ranking government officials. Trump’s government intends to release the previously unconfirmed findings.

In the summer, reports of alleged intelligence about Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan upset Washington. Trump had always rejected the reports as “fake news”.

It was initially unclear whether Trump’s successor in the White House was also informed about the information about China. Democrat Joe Biden, whose inauguration is scheduled for January 20, is also receiving briefings from the secret services.

Relations between the United States and China are extremely tense because of Beijing’s tough course in Hong Kong, the persecution of the Uyghur minority, and American sanctions, among other things. The coronavirus pandemic, which had a devastating effect on the American economy and killed hundreds of thousands of people, made things worse.

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