WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nov 17, 2018, 09.29 AM
US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday warned that US sanctions and pressure on China would remain in place until Beijing reforms its trade practices.
"We've put tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods and that number could more than double," he told CEOs from around the region.
"We hope for better, but the United States will not change course until China changes its ways.''
Meanwhile, Pence also said the United States will join forces with Australia in the development of a new naval base to be built in Papua New Guinea.
"The United States will partner with Papua New Guinea and Australia on their joint initiative at Lombrum Naval Base," Pence said ahead of a regional summit. "We will work with these two nations to protect the sovereignty and maritime rights in the Pacific Islands. "