US can no longer compel China to do its bidding
by David M Lampton/ 10 December 2017/ Financial Review
On entering office, US President Donald Trump put several contentious issues with China on the backburner in the hope of achieving his primary goal — North Korea’s denuclearisation. When that failed, the frontburner of US–China relations became crowded with previously repressed issues.
Several of these — US freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea, talk of steel and aluminium tariffs, weapons sales to Taiwan, threats to tighten technology and investment flows as well as secondary sanctions on Chinese entities — threaten to become serious problems if not managed in a more careful manner than the Trump administration is currently demonstrating.
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What we know about China’s strategy when it comes to U.S.-China economic relations
By Claire Reade | August 2, 2017 on CSIS.org
July 16, 2017, marked the final deadline under the highly publicized Donald Trump–Xi Jinping 100-day action plan for resolving key U.S.-China trade issues, a major outcome of the two presidents’ April 2017 meeting in Florida. Intensive, results-oriented negotiations on a small set of specific issues were supposed to transform how effectively the United States and China would be able to solve problems. But that did not happen. Continue reading “What we know about China’s strategy when it comes to U.S.-China economic relations”
Trump could be on the brink of starting a trade war with China
President Trump is expected to direct the U.S. Trade Representative to open a 301 investigation into China’s violation of U.S. intellectual property rights, especially through forced technology transfer. This signals a tougher trade stance on the part of the administration, but it will be some months before it is clear how serious U.S. actions will be. Continue reading “Trump could be on the brink of starting a trade war with China”
Trump Hands the Chinese a Gift: The Chance for Global Leadership
WASHINGTON — President Trump has managed to turn America First into America Isolated.
In pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Mr. Trump has created a vacuum of global leadership that presents ripe opportunities to allies and adversaries alike to reorder the world’s power structure. His decision is perhaps the greatest strategic gift to the Chinese, who are eager to fill the void that Washington is leaving around the world on everything from setting the rules of trade and environmental standards to financing the infrastructure projects that give Beijing vast influence. Continue reading “Trump Hands the Chinese a Gift: The Chance for Global Leadership”
How China has become America’s equal, as showcased at a Harvard forum
by Robert Delaney / 25 April, 2017/ SCMP
On the campus of Harvard Business School this past weekend there was little doubt among corporate leaders and investors gathered for an annual conference that China had arrived as an equal to the United States. Continue reading “How China has become America’s equal, as showcased at a Harvard forum”
Trump’s protectionism leaves the world open to Chinese global expansion
by Toh Han Shih / global-is-asian.nus.edu.sg
Since taking the helm, Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving the world open to further Chinese economic expansion. China’s rise on the international stage is also buttressed by the blistering growth of its investments and infrastructure projects around the world. Continue reading “Trump’s protectionism leaves the world open to Chinese global expansion”