American farmers were dealt a nasty blow this week as a prolonged trade war with China continues to drag into yet another month of negotiations.
Or, more accurately, another month of stagnation. You see, the Chinese are now so thoroughly outmaneuvered by President Donald Trump that they are simply trying to run out the clock. They would rather wait to see if they’ll be negotiating with a democrat after the 2020 election, especially given just how lenient Barack Obama was during his 8 years in office in regard to international dealmaking.
This trade war has hindered America agriculturalists, particularly soybean farmers, whose products are no longer being purchased by Chinese distributors. Instead, it was announced this week that China would be exploring an option to bring Russian soybean farmers into the mix, further pressuring the Trump administration to bring Beijing to heel.
As this economic scuffle continues, the White House is looking to bring China back into the fold, but not for talks on trade; President Trump wants to have a conversation regarding nuclear weapons.
Mr Trump said he had spoken to the two countries about the idea, and that they were both “very, very excited”.
His comments came after the US withdrew from a key nuclear treaty with Russia, raising fears of a new arms race.
The Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty banned missiles with ranges of 500-5,500 km (310-3,400 miles).
The US withdrawal on Friday followed accusations by Washington that Russia had violated the pact by deploying a new type of cruise missile. Moscow has denied this.
As an emerging superpower, many believe that copying up to China could prevent an ugly altercation ahead – especially given Beijing’s overt willingness to engage with The Kremlin.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.