Trump bashes glob­al­ism at UN, claims US now ‘stronger, richer’

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By LIU XUAN and MO JINGXI

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump made him­self a tar­get for crit­i­cism by at­tack­ing glob­al­ism and tout­ing his Amer­ica First for­eign pol­icy and trade stance in a speech to the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly on Tues­day.

“We re­ject the ide­ol­ogy of glob­al­ism, and we em­brace the doc­trine of pa­tri­o­tism,” Trump said, high­light­ing achieve­ments that he said have made the United States a “stronger, safer and a richer coun­try” than be­fore.

Trump said the US is tak­ing a “hard look” at its for­eign as­sis­tance to coun­tries that don’t have Amer­i­can in­ter­ests “at heart”.

He at­tacked or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the UN Hu­man Rights Coun­cil and In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court, say­ing the US “will never sur­ren­der Amer­ica’s sovereignty to an un­elected, un­ac­count­able, global bu­reau­cracy”.

But when Trump said, “In less than two years, my ad­min­is­tra­tion ac­com­plished more than al­most any ad­min­is­trathat every coun­try has the right to choose its own de­vel­op­ment path and so­cial sys­tem.

Fan Jishe, a re­searcher at the In­sti­tute of Amer­i­can Stud­ies of the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences, said the speech is a re­flec­tion of Trump’s style and his poli­cies.

Zhang Zhixin, an as­so­ciate re­searcher at the China In­sti­tutes of Con­tem­po­rary In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions, said the re­marks re­flected the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s “eco­nomic na­tion­al­ism, diplo­matic hege­monism and uni­lat­er­al­ist pol­icy ori­en­ta­tion”.

Trump lashed out at Iran and the nu­clear deal, ask­ing “all na­tions to iso­late Iran’s regime as long as its ag­gres­sion con­tin­ues”.

Ira­nian Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani said Trump seems de­ter­mined to make in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions in­ef­fec­tual.

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Xin­hua and AP con­trib­uted to this story.

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