US President Donald Trump’s disastrous pandemic response and his alienation of America’s traditional allies have benefited China significantly. With American voters preparing to head to the polls on November 3, Trump seemingly has one more gift to give to Chinese President Xi Jinping: an election meltdown.
CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – For China, at least, US President Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. His calamitous response to the COVID-19 pandemic has made China, whose government mishandled the initial outbreak in January this year, look like an exemplar of effective governance. Moreover, Trump’s “America First” foreign policy has alienated traditional US allies, making it difficult to build a broadRead More »