Editor’s Note: Shaun Rein is founder of the China Market Research Group (CMR) and author of “The End of Cheap China” and “The End of Copycat China.” CMR is a Shanghai based marketing firm that specializes in helping equity firms and companies looking to invest in China. The views expressed are his own.
Trump offers a new type of US President to China
He has personal experience of problems US businesses face there
On Monday, Donald Trump indicated he would follow through on campaign trail promises to scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership, announcing plans to pull out of the controversial trade deal in his first 100 days in office.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that without the US, the deal “is meaningless.”
While trade is likely to dominate Trump’s immediate relations with Asia, long-term strategic US interests are most challenged by a rising China that is increasingly staking out its interests in the South China Sea and Africa by setting up military bases and reclaiming islands.
China has quickly moved to fill the vacuum left