It is easy to despise Trump and his intellectual simplicity, his disdain for minorities and his verbal vulgarity. But his criticism of China is at least partly justified.
Trump’s strategy could trigger a new cold war. It would not be a repetition of the past but a new type liable to seriously damage the world economy.
Details regarding actions by the U.S. and Taiwan ... indicate that this phone call was a meticulously planned operation on both sides.
It is possible that Trump fell into the trap of the Taiwanese president because of his inexperience, his incompetence and, most importantly, his lack of suitable advisers.
The U.S. president did not get the red carpet upon exiting his plane. A diplomatic hiccup that gave rise to tensions.
This weekend tension was at its highest in Hangzhou in eastern China. The country was hosting the G20, the most important and prestigious international summit ever organized by Beijing. But [Read more]
Now that the Abe statement has forced China and the United States to the front of the stage, China has changed from fighting a war with Japan to combating a U.S.-Japan alliance.
If we overly emphasize the conflict in the China-U.S. relationship and do not see the increasingly combined interests for both countries, then we will realize our own nightmare.
<i>Relations between China and the U.S. are a topic of genuine interest all over the world. The countries are simultaneously partners and competitors. Washington understands perfectly well that Beijing is nipping at its heels. Not only that, but China would happily overtake the U.S. on all fronts at the first [Read more]
While there may be short-term wavering and uncertainties, the composition of the U.S.-China mutual distrust seems likely to only get more complicated and extend well into the future.