New Friends and Allies: What’s Within the Art of the Deal Donald Trump Made with China About Confronting North Korea?April 12, 20171 min read
As tension mounts between North Korea and America, it seems like China has become an unlikely ally of U.S. President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, President Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the issue. President Xi said China is willing to help the U.S. end North Korea’s nuke program.
Trump has referenced the trade advantages China holds over North Korea and how working together, they may be able to rein in the rogue nation and its leader, President Kim Jong Un, who has threatened to use the country’s nuclear arsenal against any American advances.
But is this new friendship or even partnership a reality? What will it mean in the long and short term? Will there be political and economic costs or even benefits with better U.S.-China relations? Or will America have to give something to get something?
There’s a lot more to this new alignment than a simple agreement and that’s where Missouri State University experts can help.
Dr. Dennis Hickey is a global studies expert specializing in Asian politics and American foreign policy. He is a go-to source when media agencies require clear perspective and answers regarding the complexity of Chinese politics and government. Dr. Hickey is available to speak regarding this increasingly escalating and important international issue. Click on his icon to arrange an interview.