A worker looks on as they load imported soybeans at a port in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province AFP/Getty Images

一直在送的礼物——给中国

亚特兰大—一位商界大佬曾经说过,一切坏管理都是有样学样。特朗普正在给如何好好当一位美国首席执行官传授高级课程。他抛弃了前任们深思熟虑的决策,转而采用基于电视直播的总统模式,没有拿出任何可信的国家战略。

相反,在执政的前16个月中,特朗普给了美国影响力,特别是在亚洲的影响力沉重一击。特朗普的经济民族主义——体现在新的制裁、关税和被撕毁的贸易协议中——是一条歧路,它削弱了美国在环太平洋地区的存在,也为美国的对手们创造了新的机会。特朗普威胁要对中国发动贸易战就是一例。

平心而论,中国的掠夺性经济行为确实应该挑战。习近平主席违背了其改革和进一步开放市场的承诺,采取了强化国家部门、削弱外国竞争的政策,同时对窃取知识产权的行为视而不见。但对抗中国需要盟友;特朗普的方针只能让美国更加孤立。

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