President Trump’s two biggest foreign-policy achievements, both include a departure from decades-long paradigms that provoked bipartisan neoliberal elites: an unprecedented Arab-Israeli rapprochement in the Middle East and one in the Asia-Pacific Explicit China Participation Strategy.
On the former front, Trump boldly departed from an “inside-out” conflict-resolution approach, which pushed Israel’s capitalization’s need for Palestinian-Arab infiltration to the forefront; On the latter front, Trump became the first president since Richard Nixon to make his famous visit to China in 1972, openly questioning our relationship with that ascending, hegemonic communist regime.
The main difference is that as Trump prepares to ride into the sunset, the latter’s progress is likely to lead to a greater risk of early post-reversal from his Democratic successor.
The physical relocation of the US embassy from Israel to Tel Aviv in Jerusalem, one of the Trump administration’s myriad displays of staunch friendship with the Jewish state, is unlikely to be undone. Nor will any politician try to condemn the series of Abraham pacts between Israel and the Islamic nations, which the administration helped negotiate.
But China’s skeptical rhetoric, staunch opposition to Huawei’s emerging 5G telecommunications network and stricter tariffs on Chinese imports are steps that would be much easier for China to do in the long run to reverse Biden quickly.
A farewell action above all who stick in the crutch of the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, to help the box in its successor and secure the continuation of our long-overdue occupation with our geopolitical threat of the 21st century is. And reducing America’s core gains.
Trump should recognize Taiwan (also known as the Republic of China) as an independent state separately from the Beijing-based regime – and he should do so, with all diplomatic accusations ending in formal recognition.
There are some territorial disputes about which the CCP stands firm on its insistence that both mainland China and Taiwan are part of a single, unified Chinese state of China – with Beijing-based People’s Republic of China or PRC as the sole legitimate representative . That state. It is also a real, if not quite official, US policy since the Jimmy Carter administration.
As with most Carter-era foreign-policy initiatives, which are remnants of a capitular Cold War posture, this stance is wrong and counterproductive: it is important for the US to formally repeal the “one-China policy” and an embassy. It’s time to open Taipei.
The One-China policy was dedicated to the belief that through appeasement and economic liberalization, the PRC could become less authoritarian and eventually “integrate” better into a “liberal” world-order.
Whatever qualifications such an idea poses are theoretically deconstructed according to history. The PRC, under CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping, is a brutal crime that commits genocide against unwanted minorities, operates an illegal system of Orwellian state surveillance, stealing intellectual property, predatory trade practices and deadly epidemics on the world Exposes.
Worse still, this same appreciation of post-1972 economic-liberalization has embittered Americans in CCP crimes against humanity – Disney has filmed its recent “Mulan” film in Xinjiang, where a real The massacre is revealing against Uygar Muslims – and the hollowing out of our industrial base, the loss of large-scale blue-collar jobs, and the concomitant proliferation of drugs have spread across the American heartland.
Trump had both the instinct and the courage to change course. He can help solidify those gains by ending the One-China policy, which is the American institution in Taiwan, which turns into an official embassy and formalizes all relevant diplomatic channels to the Taiwanese government.
Taiwan is all that the PRC is not: it is a free-market-oriented, anti-Western stronghold that, with proper Western fortifications, would do wonders to keep the People’s Liberation Army at bay because of its strategic position.
This would meaningfully jeopardize Jinping’s “wolf warrior diplomacy” and help create a comprehensive China strategy spreading from South Korea and Japan all the way through the Philippines and all the way to Australia. And like the move by Trump to the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the formal naming of an American embassy in Taipei is an action that would be politically difficult to undo.
Earlier this week, John Fund of the National Review reported that several US officials are urging Trump to officially recognize Taiwan. It would be a suitable capstone for the first Presidency to recognize the PRC as arch-enemy in half a century.