China and America: Closer Than Ever

A document purporting the existence Chinese racism against America, is going viral, having been shared on many news sites and blogs. This passage was excerpted:

Chinese racism informs their view of the United States. From the Chinese perspective, the United States used to be a strong society that the Chinese respected when it was unicultural, defined by the centrality of Anglo-Protestant culture at the core of American national identity aligned with the political ideology of liberalism, the rule of law, and free market capitalism. The Chinese see multiculturalism as a sickness that has overtaken the United States, and a component of U.S. decline.

Sounds like wishful thinking or the author imparting his own opinion/bias as a generality. The prevailing media narrative of supposed strife between China and America is wrong. The evidence actually suggests otherwise–that the Chinese greatly admire and seek to emulate America, such as by appropriating American culture, so much so that China has constructed replicas of Disneyland and the New York City skyline.

Furthermore, rich, smart Chinese are buying up America’s most expensive real estate and sending their kids to America’s most prestigious schools and universities. The Chinese elite, like America’s elite , will use any opportunity they can to secure an advantage for themselves and their children, such as by spending tens of thousands of dollars on SAT tutoring and special schools.

China–United States relations have never closer…like peas in a pod, and both of their economies are very strong and also interconnected. China’s economy is becoming increasingly dependent on exporting to America. China is America’s third largest export partner, behind Canada and Mexico. Despite the media-manufactured hysteria over over some islands the ‘One China Policy’, I predict China–United States relations will further strengthen under Trump, both diplomatically but also economically.

From The Guardian: The president always gets something’: Spicer suggests Trump gained concession from China:

Yang, a longstanding acquaintance of the Bush family and former ambassador to Washington who some know as ‘Tiger Yang’, also held a brief meeting with Trump that one US official told Reuters had lasted “five to seven minutes”.

According to Xinhua, Trump told Yang he had been “very happy” to hold a “very important” phone call with Xi and pledged to enhance cooperation “in all areas”.

Trump’s public hostility to China on issues including trade, Taiwan, North Korea and the South China Sea has left specialists concerned that a destabilizing downturn in relations is on the horizon.

However, Bruce Gilley, a China specialist at Portland State University, said he was optimistic Trump and Xi would be able to thrash out a mutually beneficial relationship.

“I think they are in some ways cut from the same cloth. They are no-nonsense people. They both behave like business leaders. The difference is that Trump is in a system that still constrains him and Xi is not.”

The last sentence agrees with earlier posts I have written about China, specifically, before and after the election how I predicted that Trump, akin to Nixon, would forge new trade deals and partnerships with China. Trump and Xi Jinping see eye to eye on many things, and the leadership of China seems to have a closer affinity for Republicans than Democrats, due to the former sharing similar cultural and economic values. The rapport between the leadership of China and Obama never seemed mutual and unforced like it is with Trump. As the passage above shows, Bruce Gilley, a China specialist at Portland State University, came to to the same conclusion I had months ago, and is further evidence of this blog being on the cutting edge of things. China’s elite, like America’s own elite, seek power and stability. The way they do that is by cooperating.

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