Trade War is basically over – the USA keep blinking…

It is all up to China at this point, either way they go, they win long term…

I hate to interrupt the news to China and or Russian theory-bashers, however the trade war and the Sanction war with the United States of America is all but over and as I see it, The Fat Lady is singing loud and clear!…

I’ve maintained for months that Trump has no leverage (never did) in trade talks with China. I have contended that this was all started a day late and a dollar short. If we did have leverage China would have done a deal way before now and currently they are getting pissed as we flounder like a fish out of water as we try to stick a fin into their hand…

They haven’t really tried to deal and they probably won’t unless you’re talking some variety of deal that permits Trump/USA to save lots of face here and there, temporarily. However to be honest I’m getting down to doubt whether or not anyone within the White House gives a crap. This is often concerning the Political Powers Game and therefore the individual concept for one country to win in trade, another must lose. Is a pathetic policy for all involved…

What attempts they made to deal have been met with an attitude from the US, such as putting the CEO of Huawei in jail in Canada…That is kinda a trade negotiation bummer thing…

Therefore, a Conference intended to bring Asian countries into closer alliance, starts tomorrow in Beijing. The Conference will propose “Civilizational Harmony” through China’s development of Pakistan’s economic corridor and China’s Belt and Road infrastructure already expanding through Europe and Africa…

Asia is in confrontation, not by choice, with the West/USA!

Civilizational harmony versus tariffs, sanctions, threats of war…

What is innovative confronts the out-worn imperial negativeness…

The members of the western elite have to chose sides now and not ride the fence for much longer…

WtR

PS: Much less noticed is the rise of a new political entity, the civilizational state. In this pioneering book, the renowned political philosopher Christopher Coker looks in depth at two countries that now claim this title: Xi Jinping’s China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. He also discusses the Islamic caliphate, a virtual and aspirational civilizational state that is unlikely to fade despite the recent setbacks suffered by ISIS. The civilizational state, he contends, is an idea whose time has come. For, while civilizations themselves may not clash, civilizational states appear to be set on challenging the rules of the international order that the West takes for granted. China seems anxious to revise them, Russia to break them, while Islamists would like to throw away the rule book altogether. Coker argues that, when seen in the round, these challenges could be enough to give birth to a new post-liberal international order.

The Rise of the Civilizational State · Christopher Coker

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