Trump's Bold Checking of Reckless Chinese Ambitions
In September 11, 2001, the 9.11 terror occurred in the U.S. With the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York, many Americas thought their view of the world changed forever. And subsequently the War on Terror was launched. Americans thought they were threaten by Islamic terrorists. But around 2001, another threat to the US was progressing with China starting ever growing export to the US as the following figure shows.
The aspect of trade relationship between the US and China since 1985 can be seen in the following figure:
Since the Start of the War on Terror in 2001 through the Financial Crisis in 2008, Americans have been importing goods from China in ever increasing scales.
In comparison, Japan's imports from China are shown in the red line and its exports to China are shown in the blue line in the following figure:
So, both the US and Japan, No.1 and No.2 economies in the world, have imported Chinese goods in the last 20 years in ever growing scales. So, it is no wonder that Chinese GDP surpassed Japan's GDP in 2010.
But what does the US import from China?
All through the 9/11 Terror in 2001 and the Financial Crisis in 2008, the IT technologies and the Internet have been growing not only in the US but also in China and other countries. And the most beneficiary in this trend is China.
It is not in the world where industries before the era of the Internet and smart phones played major roles that China could develop and expand its economy. The world in ever increasing needs for IT technologies, the Internet, smart phones, and advanced software such as AI, through the War on Terror and the Financial Crisis, has made it possible for China to achieve such economic success to the degree that China threatens the US.
However, basically, IT technologies, the Internet, smart phones, and advanced software such as AI were first invented in the US. And political, economic, and social situations of the US and Japan allowed to China to exponentially increase its exports.
So, it would cause a fundamental crisis for China, if it deviated from the global order and structure that have been established by the US after WWII, since China has not become a big economic power by its own capacity and unique merits.
The justification of Trump's being US President might only lie in his bold checking of reckless Chinese ambitions to pursue expansion of its influence based on huge trade surplus.
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