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Ukshep

Why China Should Fear a Trump Presidency

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 Ukshep    17,047

This is something i am not worried about any time soon. But it is one that many should note and keep in the back of their minds for when trumps gets into office!

Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton is bound to stir up fears of instability and uncertainty in East Asia, a region that was almost entirely ignored during the campaign.

Commentators have rushed to predict that Trump’s campaign rhetoric will turn into reality: the United States will pull back from East Asia, and China will take advantage of the ensuing chaos to seize geopolitical dominance of the region.

This morning James Palmer at Foreign Policy writes, “Chinese leaders near me in the palatial complex of Zhongnanhai are surely cracking open the drinks.” This is a pretty scary vision of the future. However, such assessments, which focus solely on Chinese benefits, don’t take into account the complex nature of U.S.-China relations.

President Trump is by no means a clear victory for China. The uncertainty created by his victory could easily produce an economic and geopolitical climate that damages Chinese interests.

For example, three of the seven points in Trump’s Plan to Rebuild the American Economy mention policies that would hurt the U.S.-China economic relationship: labeling China a currency manipulator; bringing trade cases against China in the World Trade Organization; and imposing tariffs in response to “illegal activities.”

http://europe.newsweek.com/why-china-should-fear-trump-presidency-519619?rm=eu

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