Trump’s election was received with apprehension by European nations. Notably, his propensity to change views will complicate transatlantic relations and could impact China’s role in the region.
In its clumsy attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities of the Sino-Russian axis, the Trump administration misunderstands not only the strength of relations, but also its own desirability as a useful ally.
The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have seen unexpected foreign policy reversals and some surprising areas of consistency with previous administrations.
The Belt and Road Initiative is considered Xi Jinping’s most important initiative, reflecting distinct characteristics of his leadership, including his ambition and confidence.
While the EU and the United States have similar barriers to entry, EU investments in China have grown more rapidly.
While European nations viewed Trump’s victory as a setback for liberalism, nations in the Asia-Pacific took a more pragmatic approach that focused on bracing for greater unpredictability.
The Trump administration’s obsession with trade deficits is misguided. Instead, the U.S. focus should be on strengthening investment relations with China.
U.S. Vice President Pence’s trip to Asia is intended to signal U.S. strength and resolve in the region.
Following the Xi-Trump summit at Mar-a-Lago, experts say President Trump and the new U.S. administration are growing into their roles and becoming more pragmatic, paving the way for a more stable U.S.-China relationship.