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While Obama and McCain continue their quest for the US Presidency, expect tough talk, and no significant actions to back up the tough talk, as both pander for US voters. But when one becomes President, expect the President to fall in line, just like past Presidents, because US cannot afford to alienate China. |
As US continue to spend billions on a War of Choice with Iraq, as it continues to incur massive debts and unfunded liabilities and don’t have the internal ability to pay for it without external borrowings and printing money, China’s leverage only grows not only in its ability to influence the US, but others in the rest of the world. Expect tough talk during election year pandering. However, don’t expect tough acts to back up the tough talk, as it is unlikely given USA’s need for China’s help with geopolitical matters like North Korea and Iran, help with UN sanctions, help with financing US debts and unfunded liabilities, and help with maintaining stability since it is far more stabilizing for US to have China as a friend, stakeholder, and strategic allied, than the more ominous alternative – foe and strategic competitor.
Don’t believe the pre-election tough talk, since we have seen this before with the current Bush, and after he became President, he woke up to practical reality. I don’t expect substantial differences from Obama or McCain, when it comes US dealings with China. They will fall in line, just like past Presidents, as tough talk, gives way to practical reality.