If the leaders of the world’s two largest economies become “brothers”, then everything is easy to discuss.
Describing a foreign policy as “isolationist” usually carries a derogatory sense. However, according to my studies in American history, isolationism, as I see it, has been part of the core of the United States since its founding.
On August 14 US President Donald Trump issued a presidential memo directing the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to conduct a Section 301 investigation into China. Robert Lighthizer, the USTR, subsequently announced the process.
Trump explained the reason behind the move as China’s “forced technology transfer” and “theft of American IP”, and called the investigation “a very big move” and “just a beginning.”
Americans’ perception of China differs significantly between the general public and a cohort of elite opinion leaders. Certainly, it is something neither exceptional for, nor […]