◎ President Trump has frequently expressed frustration over China’s dishonesty and noncooperation from the start of the coronavirus outbreak.
◎ While the gyrations of U.S.-China relations may seem unpredictable sometimes, the Trump administration clearly recognizes the unprecedented existential threat that Communist China poses to American values and interests.
◎ The CCP will likely try to drag out the trade negotiations, the implementation of the trade deal, and the enforcement mediation process to gain an advantage in the “new cold war.”
◎ If Trump and Xi can make the tough decisions, they can avoid military confrontation that hardliners on both sides see as inevitable and even necessary.
◎ The stalemate in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations has led to a stalemate in global geopolitics.
◎ History has taught that an American president’s credibility on a major U.S. domestic issue can be transferable to tests of will in the international arena, for good or ill.
◎ There has been much talk about the recent comments of a Chinese military official issuing a dire warning against the United States resisting China’s aggression in the region.