Although Donald Trump continues to show some signs of resistance to the US deep state hysteria that blames Russia for almost everything, despite his further retreat towards the neocon agenda, his hostility against China continuously grows.
We have to assume that Donald worries that the US big capital interests are being threatened by the aggressive Chinese economic expansion throughout the globe. An open front has been opened with Germany too, where the banking and corporate supergiants have started a transatlantic economic war in the background. While it would be unthinkable for the US to confront directly its ally, Germany, China is being continuously provoked in the South China Sea.
Otherwise, we have to assume that Donald has no idea of where things are going right now.
As bloomberg reported “Donald Trump won’t send an official representative to the annual gathering of the world’s economic elite in Davos, taking place next week in the days leading up to his inauguration, although one of the president-elect’s advisers is slated to attend. [...] A senior member of Trump’s transition team said the president-elect thought it would betray his populist-fueled movement to have a presence at the high-powered annual gathering in the Swiss Alps.”
If it's not another impressive show, like those that Donald gives against the mainstream media, then perhaps he should read the conclusions of last year's report from Davos. Briefly, as mentioned, the study estimates that there will be no "widespread societal upheaval—at least up until the year 2020", due to the takeover of jobs by artificial intelligence, that is, until the end of Trump's term.
This means that the current major concern of the elites is the probable rapid rise of instability that will threaten the current status quo, as they rapidly hyper-automate production and millions of people are being thrown out of the workforce.
Yanis Varoufakis was informed of the new conditions, as has been described already back in 2014: “When I returned to my office, I went straight to find a colleague who knows well what's going on. He informed me that the workplace I saw, was the new factory of Apple to produce MacBook Pro. It was true that, it was constructed through almost complete automatization. [...] I asked him about the move of Apple to produce computers in America, by bringing back in the US the production from China for the first time after decades. 'How's that?' And the answer was the expected one, although quite impressive: 'Wages are of no importance. The export of productive processes from America to China (off-shoring) was only an intermediate stage. The production has returned to America, but not the jobs. The new factory of Apple, not only is constructed without American workers' sweat, but will also produce MacBook Pro through complete automatization, without hiring Texans. Welcome to the New, Brave World', ended with a smile, referring obviously to the Brave New World of Aldous Huxley.”
We should not forget that, after 9/11 attacks, the Chinese government kept the exchange rate of the country at a low level. Therefore, the Chinese products became cheap and flooded America. And to pay for them, the US dollars flooded China. But rather than spend this money for the population, the Chinese leaders loaned them immediately back to America by buying government bonds. It was a perfect system of cheap goods and cheap money inflow in the US, all controlled by the Chinese political power. And that's what created stability. From this, came an orgy of lending from banks to even most unreliable borrowers in the US. Although this time, the deregulated market had been stabilized thanks to the political intervention of China, the bankers wanted to make more money.
So, when the 'party was over' with the big crisis of 2007-08 because of the Western financial mafia, the US discovered again the 'evil' China. Therefore, China is not only the key enemy of the Western big capital in the global economic field. It is used also as the scapegoat to distract people from the primary reason that is currently responsible for the loss of jobs, which is artificial intelligence and hyper-automation, not foreign workers.
If Trump really wants to defend the interests of the US working class, he should stop provoking China and start to seek ways of cooperation that would be beneficial both for the American and the Chinese people. Because, we've already pointed that “Everything shows that Trump is determined to continue the Obama 'Pivot to Asia' anti-China legacy, but this would be also his biggest mistake. [...] If Trump thinks that Putin will sit back and watch this happening, he is completely mistaken. Apart from the fact that Russia and China are committed by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which is expanding on security and defence issues, Putin knows that, if China falls, Russia will be next. Therefore, it would be a major mistake for Trump to obey to the lunatic neocon plans because the gates of hell towards WWIII will be opened for good.”
The worst part of the story, is that plenty of Trump's fanatic Right-Wing followers are buying the narrative of 'evil' China. They will listen to whatever Trump says. Again, Trump is either not well-informed of the current situation, or, he provokes China on purpose to defend the interests of the US plutocracy. But the interests of the US working class are totally opposite. People should stop adopting without criticism whatever Trump says. They should stop demonizing China and focus on their real enemy which resides inside their country.