OREANDA-NEWS The United States is ready for a cold war with China if Beijing does not change its policy. This was confirmed on Tuesday in an interview with the Washington Post, US Vice President Michael Pence.

According to him, US President Donald Trump is ready to normalize relations with Beijing, but for this China should be ready to change its policy seriously, including in the economic and military spheres. "I think that this will largely depend on Argentina," he said.

According to the Vice-President of the United States, for China, this is the last chance to prevent the scenario of the cold war with the United States. Answering the question of whether Washington is ready for such a scenario, and what will happen if China does not fulfill the conditions necessary to avoid such a confrontation, Pence replied: "well, so be it." "We really believe that we are now in a strong position," he added.

Earlier, the US Vice President made a statement in which he accused Beijing of interfering in the internal Affairs of the United States and "manipulating American democracy." He, in particular, said that China wants to change the US President.

Last Friday, the President of the United States Donald Trump at the meeting with the journalists announced that the United States failed to achieve significant progress in resolving trade disputes with China, and he intends to discuss bilateral trade at a meeting with President XI Jinping at the summit of the group of twenty in Argentina, which will be held 30 November - 1 December.

Since September, 24, the US has entered into force customs duties in the amount of 10% on imported goods from China, the total value of which is estimated at $200 billion as promised in the White House, from January 1, 2019, the rate will rise to 25%. China responded with a tariff of 5% to 10% on imports from the US amounting to $60 billion trump also expressed his intention to proceed to the third phase of the implementation of restrictive measures and, if Beijing decides to take retaliatory steps, to impose additional tariffs applied to Chinese goods and services in the amount of $267 billion.