Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election is a potential threat to China’s economic growth, but also an opportunity for Beijing to increase its influence over its neighbors.
The power shift that is under way in the Western Pacific requires China, the United States, and other regional actors to engage in sustained dialogue to establish a stable balance of power.
China and South Korea should delve deeper into the technical and operational aspects of THAAD to find a cooperative solution.
China benefits from the U.S. dollar’s role as an international currency, and any reduction in the dollar’s global role would increase the difficulty of China’s domestic economic rebalancing.
The supposed golden age in relations between mainland China and Taiwan may not have been so golden, but the two sides have a chance to keep constructive ties under new Taiwanese leadership.