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UNIVERSAL ISSUES / Will Trump hop on a US Silk Road?
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 30/01/2017
Translations available: Português 

Will Trump hop on a US Silk Road?

Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар

 

If it's a trade war with China he would rather have, the new president will find himself on the back foot from day one

Hysteria reigns supreme at the dawn of the Trump era, with the President rebranded across the whole ideological spectrum as an American Mao or even an American Hitler.

Let’s step away from this “American [media] carnage” to examine a few facts concerning the unofficial G2: US-China relations.

A case can be made that Beijing has already landed a 1-2-3 punch, pre-empting the possibility of a US-initiated trade war.

It started with Jack Ma’s by now notorious visit to Trump Tower, when he developed his idea of helping small American businesses sell their products in China and across Asia through Alibaba’s network, thus creating at least “1 million jobs” (Ma’s number) in the US

Then came President Xi Jinping’s masterclass at Davos, where he positioned himself as Ronald Xi Reagan selling “inclusive” globalization to the stalwarts of international turbo-capitalism.

Finally Ma again, also at Davos, came up with a crystal clear, cause-and-effect formulation on globalization and US economic distress.

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Image: Donald Trump Rooster Statue at China Mall Sports Same Hair, Gestures

A giant Donald Trump-inspired rooster statue welcomes the upcoming Chinese Year of the Rooster in front of a shopping mall in Taiyuan city, north China's Shanxi province, Dec. 24, 2016. (Imaginechina via AP Images)





Courtesy of Asia Times
Source: http://www.atimes.com/article/will-trump-hop-american-silk-road/
Publication date of original article: 23/01/2017
URL of this page : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=19774

 

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