Since the appearance of President-elect Donald Trump, tensions between China and the U.S. have been climbing. Following the U.S. government’s refusal to recognize China’s “market economy” status within the World Trade Organization, Trump has tried to disturb the 1937 “One China” policy by speaking with Tsai [Read more]
Nobody has had the courage yet to whisper the name, but how can you not think of North Korea?
It’s clear that uncertainty regarding the United States’ position in the world will be the hallmark of [Trump's] early days in office; a sort of Pandora’s box with unforeseen consequences.
There is a danger that the world’s three biggest economies are going to be at each other’s throats.
Even if Europe initially should actually profit from a U.S. crash course with respect to China, it would sooner or later be drawn into the maelstrom that a trade conflict would trigger.
Trump is a wild card and China is going to need diplomatic imagination to deal with him.
For days on end, American President-elect Donald Trump has said one crazy thing after another.
Regarding trade, he is protectionist, threatening to impose high customs tariffs on the Chinese mainland. He does not believe in climate change, and he will soon relax current laws and regulations meant to curb it. Once [Read more]
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.
Choices about whom he will speak to will be made at Trump Towers, not in Beijing.