How the conflict between China and the U.S. can affect the election

How the conflict between China and the U.S. can affect the election

Relations between the US and China have never been easy and are currently continuing to deteriorate. Several factors contribute to this

First, many in the United States believe that China has obtained unfair trade agreements with the United States, which leads to cheaper goods: therefore, China “exports” jobs from the United States,” because American companies mass produce goods in China (and not at home), since it is cheaper there. Second, China has grossly violated human rights whenever the opportunity arises: arrests of human rights activists forced abortions for women (even if they are nine months pregnant!) to curb China's population growth, expulsions of American journalists, and so on. The third is the arrest and deportation to the camps of ethnic Uighurs. In addition, last week, US senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio received sanctions from China for supporting Uighurs. Fourth, the end of Hong Kong's autonomy. This violates the agreement signed between the people's Republic of China and the UK when Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997. And fifth, it is, of course, a lie to the international community about the COVID-19 outbreak, which destroyed the world economy, and the losses from it are now estimated in trillions of dollars.

China has regularly shown that it not only enjoys violating international norms and standards but also sees this as a path to becoming the world's dominant international political force. Despite the incredibly polarized opinion of Americans about US President Donald Trump, it seems that China's punishment enjoys unanimous support among US residents. When Trump tried to change existing trade agreements with China that have cost the US millions of jobs over the past couple of decades, China retaliated by threatening revenge. Then, within a few months, China managed to lead the US to an unemployment rate of more than 20% in some states due to the coronavirus. Positive attitude to China in the US is close to zero (66% of the population noted their negative attitude to China in a Pew Research Center survey in April 2020), and now it is probably an ideal country for Americans, but one that can be angry and angry.

However, this story is likely to have minimal relevance to the US election, as American voters are more focused on domestic issues than on foreign policy issues. At the same time, recently, the political ads from the Republicans tried to show the presidential candidate of the Democratic party Joe Biden as being too friendly with China. More than likely, Republicans will continue this line of attack throughout the campaign. How much this will really affect the course of the campaign remains in question. The elections are only a few months away, and the unstable situation in the world can still throw interesting stories into this race.

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