This week I read analysis suggesting how a canny Democrat contender for the presidency in 2008 would use “protectionism against China” as a platform for winning by forbidding all import/export with China until they agreed to make those exchanges equal on both sides.
That position, it was reasoned, would made America look strong and not left behind and tugging on China’s coattails like a child left behind.
The strength behind the protectionist argument is a reaction to the
reality China will one day soon surpass the United States as the world’s leading economic power.
If you can’t beat them fairly in the marketplace, remove them from the game!
Do other countries tremble in fear of China or is it only the United States that senses impending Chinese dominance?
Is there any way to stop China from dominating the world?
What role will the United States play in policing the world if China becomes the prime power in controlling the global economy?