As Trump first steps into the White House, he needs to redefine, reassess and recommit the Asia pivot of United States. Any statement or action that’s directed to any Asian nation would be a part of the new grand strategy for the region. The United States continues to deny that it’s Asian pivot is intended to counteract China. TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of Trump’s biggest challenge. It won’t be possible for Trump to include meaningful economic component in its Asian pivot without the TPP. Also, there won’t be any earth-shaking policy change from the Chinese side and China will work with whomever goes into the White House. It means that under President Trump, we may not see any significant change in economic relationship. Trump is a businessman. He didn’t hold any public office previously, so he may not be fully aware of the current politics in Asia. Beijing may also take a proactive effort to compensate for any possible issue that arise due to Trump’s presidency. If it happens, this would be a positive development for continued partnerships between China Assured, traders and manufacturers in China. Global manufacturing sector already has strong reliance with suppliers in China.
Leaders in China know that it would be counterproductive and unwise to directly respond to Trump’s rhetoric. We know that the United States has a mature and well established governing system, so it will restrain Trump from taking reckless actions against any country. There are also strong diplomatic channels between Beijing and Washington D.C., so any issue can be discussed on non-public manner. China and the United States need one another, so leaders and diplomats from both sides will make sure that the relationship will stay productive. The American public also has a say about how their country is governed and with recent oppositions against Trump’s presidency, critics will seek to dispute any improper actions and policies. Trump is a businessperson and he knows about the art of the business dealing quite well. Instead of doing things recklessly, it’s more likely that he will seek strategic and economic grand bargain with China. He may eventually accept that global outsourcing has become a necessity and unavoidable. However, many countries need support from the United States to counterbalance the influence of China. South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and the ASEAN countries are counting on the United States. If the relationship between the United States and China gets better, China Assured will be able to further accelerate your business operations in China.
Due to uncertainty, it’s important for Trump to quickly clarify his approach in the Asia Pacific region. While Hillary has a clear view on US policy objectives and interest in the region, Trump doesn’t have a reliable track record in this matter. However, we may still glean insights into what kind of foreign policies that Trump will adopt. There could be huge or narrow gap between his campaign rhetoric and actual policies. Beijing seems to think that Trump will have less interest in involving the usual human rights values into relationship with China. There’s also a sign that Trump’s administration will usher in a new period of American isolationism. It may start to abandon close allies and retreat from the rest of the world. If Trump implements this policy, it would be an opportunity for China to broaden its influence in South China Sea and other political hot-spots in Asia. There are multiple overarching expectations based on what Trump’s campaign rhetoric says to us. Regardless of what happen, we may continue to expect constructive and positive moves from the United States side, especially related to global sourcing issues. With China Assured, traders are able to see things in a much more positive way.