Martin Fritz (DW correspondent in Tokyo) How to get China to follow the global free trade order? The Trump administration has resorted to imposing sanctions, investment bans and punitive tariffs on certain Chinese companies, and has advocated "decoupling" from the Chinese economy. Asia, on the other hand, has taken the exact opposite approach and established the world's largest free trade zone, with RCEP covering a population of 2.2 billion and accounting for nearly 30% of global GDP. Getting China to play by the rules clearly has the potential to be more effective than the forme.
The United States is reluctant to cede its superpower status so quickly. Trump's anti-China policies photo background removing also reflect a consensus among American elites to maintain their hegemony for as long as possible. However, China's rise cannot be stopped. The latest economic growth target, doubling China's total economic output by 2035, is entirely possible. China will thus replace the United States as the global economic leader. cooperation rather than confrontation Unlike the United States, China's Asian neighbors have embraced this imminent change in power. They are thinking of long-term interests, and the Cold War is not a realistic option. They chose to bind China with cooperation.