It doesn’t matter who is going to win the coming presidential polls in America. What does matter is, how are Chinese studying emerging global politics? It’s the main issue for them at the moment. They see more gain in favouring Donald Trump than Joe Biden. Chinese leaders, as analysts write, may have an evolving impression that American democracy has finished its sell-by-date value, but how could they reach such a drastic conclusion?
Yet, if they had hastened to predict an option, might they be pleased to see Donald Trump’s return? In the meantime, there also comes up one substantial reaction about the choice as to where does China’s interests lie? The explicit preference, for them, supposedly, would tumble on Trump rather than Biden, as reactions imply.
Trump’s severe fusses about China’s Communist Party leadership would definitely go against his triumph at the first instance. However, the clear stand on choice does not rise given the distinct Chinese reactions. It comes either as: “Maybe Biden,” adding, “I hate Trump” because he’s been so hard on China”, and the most severe one is, “he’s crazy”.
As the speculations float into the public arena, the Chinese interests are said to be drifting towards Trump rather than Biden. This is not because Trump will do less damage to China’s interests than Biden, but he, as the Chinese point out, will indisputably damage the US more than Biden. It is a sign of just how far things have deteriorated amid the idea of economic ties for reciprocal function. What they prefer most is the establishment of liberal world order. It does not straightforwardly mean that the mighty country’s economic power is shrinking on the world stage.
What has essentially changed during these forty years since Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China in the year of 1972? Trump remains cautious at the Chinese moves, thereby not closing his eyes towards a fiercely protectionist China. However, it leaves no chance to go against their free-trade obligations to turn itself into an economic superpower.
In terms of lost jobs, he argued, it had left US workers worse off, not better. The president’s tit-for-tat trade war, at its zenith, saw a total of $362 billion of goods subjected to retributive tariffs. Notwithstanding, his administration has brought more economic stress with a salvo of political sanctions over China’s human rights abuses too. Let’s see what occurs in days to come.