Last weekend, the global markets saw a ray of sunshine as Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterpart Donald Trump agreed at the G20 meeting in Argentina to what the US president described as a “truce” in the trade war. Although Despite Trump starting this trade war, this was mostly seen as a positive sign that perhaps both leaders were ready to work towards a negotiated end of the tariffs leveled by both countries in the past year.
Now, however, it seems any type of forward progress will need to move through a series of deep state actors who, beyond anything else, oppose peace between Beijing and Washington.
This fact revealed itself earlier this week when Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, was arrested in Canada…
This all sets a disturbing trend for the US on the global stage. This is yet another warning that, even if Trump breaks an old international agreement, you can’t even trust the new one he negotiates with you directly. People like Bolton don’t just wish for a confrontation with China but also Iran and Russia. If this behavior under Trump is allowed to continue we could face even more serious consequences in the future.