Beijing should abandon hope that after the presidential term of Donald trump will come more friendly government. Former chief White house strategist Steve Bannon predicts that the elections in the U.S. in 2020, China will occupy an important place, but otnosheniia with him will be to build a rigid. Both Democrats and Republicans believe China is the most serious and long-term challenge for the United States.
In an interview with the South China Morning Post Bannon also attacked “korporatistov” with wall street, saying that they are working with the ruling elite of China for the sake of “unjust system” and impairing the interests of American workers.
Bannon often called the leader of the populist movement that helped Trump to become President in 2016. However, in 2018, after the scandal the way these people dispersed. Now’bannon directs the Committee on the current security. It is a propaganda group during the Cold war, which is now aimed at China.
Yet’bannon has not commented on whether he will participate in a new presidential campaign of any candidate. However, the figure predicts that Chinese-American relations will be the main issue during the election campaigns. And the new US President, regardless of who they will be, will be hard to build relations with Beijing.
“Relations with China will be a Central theme in the elections in 2020, says Bannon. — The winner will be the Donald trump. But if not him, then the winning Democrat or Republican will become even more of a hawk than trump.”
“Trump is the President of China. The current President won due to the fact that focused on the rust belt States. In 2020 the focus will be on economic relations between China and the United States. And the Democrats along with the Republicans devote a lot of attention.”
Despite the fact that many experts from Washington agree that the anti-China mood prevailing in both parties, there is a difference in the views of parties to blame China for the loss of jobs by Americans.
“The parties have reached consensus, in which China is the most serious long — term challenge for US.” says Robert Daly, of the Institute for China and the United States Kissinger at the Woodrow Wilson center in Washington.
“However, China is not the main cause of the destruction of rural and rust belt States, growing economic inequality, social injustice, the budget deficit and the formation of “righteous anger” to be the primary mechanism of American politics. He is not responsible for the loss of competitiveness of the country. All the blame on us.”
Trump used the accusation of China as job losses in the US and won. About a year ago between the two countries began a trade war that is justified by the fact that the issues of intellectual property and forced technology transfer affect the ability of foreign companies entering the Chinese market.
Investigation into the actions of China in the field of intellectual property in accordance with section 301 of the trade Act of 1974, conducted by the Office of U.S. trade representative, gave Trump the legal basis for the imposition of tariffs on almost half of all Chinese imports.
The tension in trade between the two largest economies escalated after the sudden increase of tariffs by trump on Chinese goods at $ 200 billion. They increased from 10% to 25% and came into force on 10 may. Beijing responded with the introduction of duties on goods from the U.S. to the tune of $ 60 billion. Their action starts on the 1st of June.
These rates hit the farmers of the United States, which are the main support of trump. However, Steve Bannon believes that they will receive compensation and will support the fight against China.
“Farmers understand that the prosperity the US needs to return to jobs in manufacturing,” says Bannon, who became the enemy of the financial sector after a career at Goldman Sachs and management private banking investment company.
“People on wall street trying to intimidate the fact that if trump will shy away from a bargain, the stock market collapse. But it’s a lie.”
Some presidential candidates from the democratic party advocated an active trade with China, and some also criticized trump for the alienation of allied States.
Recently, speaking in Berlin, US Senator and candidate Cory Booker said that China is a “totalitarian regime” which must be overthrown. Another contender Bernie Sanders, has long condemned the trading methods of China. He criticized former Vice President USA and chief of the presidential candidate Joe Biden for saying that China is not enemy of the States.
Bannon said that talks with his former boss through his lawyers. But noted that trump still has close ties with President XI Jinping. However, Bannon believes that personal relationships are not enough to reach agreement at the G20 summit, which will take place in June in the Japanese city of Osaka.
“Trump appreciates Mr XI and warmly about it,” says Bannon. He claims that he talked with senior officials in the White House about China every day.
“I think that trump will meet with si, that would be helpful to the process for returning relations to normal, but maybe the gap is too great and irresistible.”
Translation — New York Times
Original publication — SCMP