By David Murrin, author of Breaking the Code of History –
China’s President Xi is the most effective national leader in the world. He has been able to harness his nation to his vision of a new Chinese global empire.
,In comparison, President Trump is very weak. This difference is exacerbated by Trump presiding over a fractious, divisive America, while Xi leads a homogenous and motivated Han Chinese nation.
The Chinese believe it is their birthright to rule the known world again. Indeed, in a recent speech Xi extolled the virtues of building an “invincible” and “self-reliant” China. China’s state-controlled press is encouraging the idea that there is no point in negotiating with the US on trade because Trump’s tariffs are part of a strategy to “contain China,” stunt its development, and thwart its’ rise as a global power. In this, they are perfectly correct!