China has downgraded the rating of US ability to partner or deliver goods, and is distancing itself from the instability of a white nationalist White House.
…the economic relationship between the U.S. and China has been permanently altered.
The president’s abrupt return to brinkmanship…underscored U.S. unpredictability.
…imposition of tariffs on more than $250 billion in Chinese goods already has prompted China to [buy] soybeans from Brazil rather than Indiana or Iowa.
Xi has personally directed a campaign to promote “self-reliance,” with public tours of China’s modern industries in the south and its traditional Rust Belt region in the northeast.
“The turn away from reliance on the U.S. for agricultural and industrial inputs will accelerate,” Charles W. Freeman Jr., a former U.S. diplomat said in an email.
This really isn’t about China or America, though. Anyone familiar with the erratic performance and quick failure of a certain steakhouse, casino, airline…probably wouldn’t want to hitch their wagon to a horse unwilling to pull its own weight let alone help anyone else.