If Biden is elected president, his biggest foreign policy challenge will be China. But it will not be the China that he faced with Barack Obama

If Biden is elected president, his biggest foreign policy challenge will be China. But it will not be the China that he faced with Barack Obama. It will be a more aggressive China, which would like to uproot the dominance of US technology, suffocate democracy in Hong Kong and steal your personal data.


Without disturbing the global trade mechanism, China will need a partnership with Germany to suppress it, which Trump has failed to build. Yes, you read right? The Cold War with the Soviet Union was fought and won in Berlin. And with China also the Cold War on trade, technology and global influence will be fought and won in Berlin. As Berlin does, Germany does, and as Germany does, the European Union does, which is the largest single market in the world. And whichever country will make the European Union on its side, it will set the rules of digital commerce in the 21st century.


Alliance needed to face China


"In the first and second World War and the Cold War, the United States was in favour of winning, because we were in a strong coalition," says Michael Mandelbaum, author of "The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth." From the First World War, we were late, less late in World War II. We formed a coalition to defeat the Soviet Union in the Cold War. That is the model we should have adopted to face China. '


If we make it a story of standing against China only to make America great, we will lose. If we make it a story of the world versus China, we can tilt Beijing. Trump did not take any steps to permanently open Up China's economy. According to reports, "since the deal, China has taken steps to open its markets to US banks and farmers, but it is still far behind in buying American products. '


China deserves President Trump


Trump has been more strict than any previous president on China, which is fine too. A friend of mine who does business in China says, ' Trump is not the US president who deserves America. ' But he is the president who is worth China. '


But I prefer to say ' 130 crore Chinese speaking ' instead of the word ' China '. Because, the behavior of 130 million Chinese speakers with a rapidly growing economy will not easily change the 32.8 million people with Trump's 'America-first-Us-alone' strategy.


So I think it's not right for Trump to strike China and Germany together for various issues. Trump should have prioritized the partnership with Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is concerned about China's vandalism. Germany is a manufacturing superpower, which could prove to be an important ally in the trade war against China.


German people pay more attention to ties with U.S.


Now Trump is also insisting on Germany by calling back some of his soldiers from there. As a result, in May 2019, Puy Research reported that the German people are giving more priority to relations with the US than China. Today 37% of Germans are prioritizing relations with the US, while 36% to China. On becoming president, Trump scrapped the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which had set 21st century free trade rules in the interest of the United States and included 12 large Pacific economies except China. And now they are weakening relations with Germany.


Amidst all this, Trump's secretary of state Mike Pompio declared, "Freedom from the Chinese Communist Party is our mission and we will now form a new group by tying up with like-minded democracies to undermine China." "I was free to hear this.


It is difficult to build a coalition without allies. If this is indeed our "mission," why don't you stop making small complaints against the german defence spending to target Russia? It is true that the European Union countries are conscious of the ongoing firing between Washington and Beijing and choosing one of the American or Chinese technology ecosystems. However, last year, the European Union described China as a "systemic rival".


Trump has refused to make it the most feared thing. That is, a joint alliance between the US and the European Union built around Washington and Berlin, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger's best move in the decade 1970 to stop the Soviet Union was to build a coalition of the US and China. Today, the best move to balance China would be to build a coalition between the US and Germany. (These are the author's own views)

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