Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tag: but It Will Be One Which the West Pays For

Corona May Well Be a China Crisis, but It Will Be One Which the West Pays For

by Martin Jay, Strategic Culture:

Trump and now the EU appear to be even weaker following the coronavirus and how China is implicated but comes out tougher itself. China, post corona, is set to divide the EU, which will please Trump. But the EU accusing China of fake news? Has the world gone mad?

Hypocrisy, confusion and graft seem to be the order of the day in the Trump corner at present over corona and the country which many believe produced it, China. We are led to believe that Trump was on the verge of signing off a great trade deal between the U.S. and China when the virus started to make the headlines in December. In fact, in January, he signed the first phase of the deal, which is supposed to protect intellectual property rights and jack up sales of U.S. products in China, but falls short of hammering out a strategy of how to enforce such a plan.