ANALYSIS / OPINION:
Chinese President Xi Jinping is concerned. The Donald has his number.
Unlike the Clintons, who never met a Chinese attacker who did not like them, and who would sell the Lincoln Bedroom or our uranium for money, Trump does not play that game. He really cares about the country and its people.
The Achilles heel of Xi is its economy, unlike Mainstream Media's narrative. China has a billion people. Everyone needs to work. If they do not work and do not earn money to feed their families, they may feel restless. If there is something that ChiComs are terrified of, it is social unrest. They remember how Lenin and Mao used the populist malaise to overthrow the previous holders of power in the Bolsheviks and the Cultural Revolutions, where the leadership and anyone associated with them was exterminated.
Trump is right. We have a trade deficit of half a billion dollars with China. They have bought and paid our politicians for the past 30 years. This can not continue.
Xi knows that if Trump interrupts the US market from its commercial strength, the communist government falls, no matter how many people arrest or kill, no matter how much they oppress and control the Internet. Quite a few gallows will bring down any government.
We have all heard about the ghost towns that are being built in China. The government has to keep building, no matter if there are no residents. If Trump cuts the source of the income of cheap products, products that are downloaded in the US market. The ChiComs are ready. They know.
It is worth paying attention to these truths as the Chinese exhibit their newly discovered naval power in the South China Sea, with an aircraft carrier, dozens of ships and 10,000 sailors and troops.
Trump has to "restart" the commercial relationship with China merchant. It is essential for our future as a nation, for our manufacturing capacity and national security. It will also have the additional benefit of slowing down the Chinese military advance. Make no mistake, they want to control the world. The only difference between Moscow and Beijing is that Xi is patient. They are playing the long game.
This is the reason why the mid-term elections are so critical: to keep control of the House by the Republican Party, to allow Trump to continue making the United States big again. Choosing the Democrats will only allow China to achieve this goal more quickly.