mandag 25. januar 2021

Opinion: Continuing with Trump’s China policies is folly

In light of former president Donald Trump’s failure to stifle China with trade, technology and geopolitical wars, following the previous administration’s footsteps on China would be folly. The fact that China sanctioned 28 former senior US officials, including Mike Pompeo, would suggest that the Asian power can and will hit back.

In this regard, a continuation of Trump’s policies on China could hinder rather than help Biden’s efforts to revive the US economy and address global issues such as climate change.

On recruiting allies to join in the fight against China, America could hit a wall in view of the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) among China and 14 other countries, including staunch US allies Australia, Japan and South Korea. China and the European Union also successfully negotiated the China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).