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China positioned to gain global sway after Trump win

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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any countries near China — particularly the Philippines and Malaysia, which were already warming to China before the election, and Australia, which was reported to “seek deals that will benefit it wherever it can” — are likely to be pulled closer to China with the collapse of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership. Moreover, protectionist policies from the U.S. may have little effect on China’s economic reach. For example, in steel, American purchases only account for 2.5 percent of Chinese exports.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app, and website. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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