Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn John Bolton, 71, served as President Trump’s National Security Advisor between 2018 and 2019, working with the White House on some of the toughest challenges facing U.S.-China relations, including the effort to arrest Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, by asking the Canadian authorities to detain her at the airport. He is a long-time foreign policy hawk and has advocated strong measures, including the invasion of Iraq, to bring about regime change. Last week, we asked the former Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush to talk about his recent experience working in the White House on issues related to China and his new book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A. John BoltonIllustration by Lauren Crow Q: In Dec. 2018, Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei and the daughter of its founder, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada, at the request of the U.S. Justice Department, which is seeking to hSubscribe or register to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.