It used to be said that Ronald Reagan’s “Red China” policy was driven by Nancy: “don’t serve it on a green table cloth.” President Trump’s policy? Yet to be determined.
…U.S.-China relations remain in the Schrodinger’s cat-like state they assumed shortly after Donald Trump won the U.S. election. His words and actions often inhabit distinct realities; observers cannot assume that he means what he says, or will hold himself to it in the future. Beijing was smart not to panic in early December. It would be equally naive for it to breathe a sigh of relief now. – Foreign Policy