Former Vice Chairman of the International Business department, Northeastern University of Business and Economics in Dalian, China in the 1980s; VP of one of the largest American shellfish fishing companies along the east coast
By failing to acknowledge the Chinese need for respect, Donald Trump has put Xi Jinping in an untenable position. The hoped-for talks to curb the trade war are now off the table.
In his recent dealings with China, Trump is resorting to the confrontational tactics. He has yet to learn that in foreign affairs, particularly with Beijing, these tactics never work.