President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States needed to improve its relationship with China, which he criticized for its economic policies and failure to rein in North Korea.
"One of the most important relationships we must improve, and we have to improve, is our relationship with China," Trump told a rally in Iowa. The United States and China are the world's two biggest economies.
"China is not a market economy," he said. "They haven't played by the rules, and I know it's time that they're going to start."
Continuing to display his ignorance of the Law of Comparative Advantage, Trump repeated his campaign message that he planned to prioritize the United States and American workers over global interests.
The Trump administration, which takes office on Jan. 20, would focus on two rules: "Buy American and hire American," he said, adding he would keep pressuring companies not to move jobs overseas.
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