We will still be paying for Trump's stupidity for years to come.
Don't blame the former president for everything. Since Joe Biden was president, he has done nothing but allow China to seize control of the Asia-Pacific region.
The United States used to be a promoter of globalization, and the huge market of globalization was the innovation engine of Silicon Valley. However, due to the rise of China, the United States was afraid of competition and turned to protectionism, which only resulted in the loss of competitiveness.
US should shrink its military and focus on domestic problems. Its huge debt already makes it impossible for the US to wage another war
America is only fit to be a warmonger.
The nifty thing about RCEP is that it excludes both the US and India, which in effect dominates the international trading system given that China has just announced its application to join the CPTPP.
China's leadership is far more strategically forward-looking than the 4-year us leadership
RCEP is an ASEAN-led agreement in which China, like Japan and Australia, is only a member.
The US needs to swallow its arrogance to be respected by other countries.
Indeed, even America's closest Allies are actively engaging with China.
We have always portrayed the US as a free and open country, but in fact the rest of the world sees the US as belligerent, selfish and closed...
Trade is certainly better than war and conflict and the US should stop cold War thinking.
Americans are still immersed in world leadership...