Rogue states do not play by rules. Authoritarian regimes do not play by rules. Obama’s America played by rules and where did it get us? U.S. ships are being harassed by Iranian motorboats in Strait of Hormuz and that after Obama played into mullahs’ hands. Chinese and Russian hackers disrupting U.S. networks, and getting away with it. America is too big and powerful to play softie and it’s not about being bully just for the sake of it. Every foreign policy situation presents its own challenges, unique set of circumstances and requires custom set of rules of engagement. In the case of China Trump has a lot of leeway and leverage without both sides going ballistic. Exports to US and US treasury bonds are two cornerstones of the China’s economy lending the US side an upper hand in negotiations. The Chinese Government has abused America’s patience for too long and by far stretch. It’s time to call China’s bluff. Trump’s going tough on China is just the right policy, right in all senses.
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