We’re not at war with China…so they don’t need to be handled. We could of course try to do things to make the trade relationship more beneficial, but making it worse as if we benefit from hurting them is a ridiculously stupid strategy.
It will be interesting if any other democrat candidate not named Biden wins the presidency and inflicts maximum pressure on China the same if not more than the current president on trade, will the democrats be singing the same tune as the do with Trump on China? The only two serious democrat candidates that I have seen that doesn’t want to drop the hammer on China is Biden and Harris. Warren and Sanders are very upfront that they are economic patriots or as Trump would say “America First” and would have np putting tariffs as well as new trade negotiations with China over trade.
The impeachment “inquiry” is another factor dragging the market.
One of the main concerns from investors is that impeachment proceedings will undermine trade negotiations, especially with China. Last week Washington policy analysts warned clients that an impeachment inquiry is likely to waylay the U.S. from passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, or from coming to a resolution with Beijing.