US v China: Trump’s ‘America first’ policy could put USA LAST — shock warning


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Trump’s “America initially” policy could end up being “America’s last” (Image: GETTY)

Stephen Nagy, superior associate professor in the department of politics and international studies at the International Christian University in Tokyo, conveyed the US needs to step up its efforts to assist Japan so it can battle China’s enlarging influence on Asia as a whole.

He said: “Japan can’t just do this matchless. It just doesn’t have the resources. It needs the economic support as far as the security that the United States can provide to the region.”

Japan has corresponded a tactic that will see it deepen cooperation with Southeast Asia in a bid to raise in addition its presence in the region as China’s political and economic powers bolster by virtue of a flurry of infrastructure projects.

Mr Nagy said the US and its allies, including Japan, are contradicting to manage China’s aggressive expansion in the heated South China Sea patch and are seeking to establish an “Indo-Pacific area” as the “future of the world’s economy”.

He added the South China Sea will act as a space for the US and Japan to to counter hill Chinese influence.

Mr Nagy said: “They would like a lot more of Japan but they determination like the United States to not only have the military commitment to the locality but also an economic commitment.”

Japan and the US could end up losing out from capitalising on Asia’s upsurge consumer base if China dominates commerce and politics in the region.

But Mr Nagy foretold the two nations must work as a team to dominate China.

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The US needs to pussyfoot about up its efforts to assist Japan so it can battle China’s growing influence (Perception: GETTY)

He said: “It is unclear if President Trump and his supporters understand that without the Joint States within the region … an America first policy may outcome in an America last policy.”

Should the US not actively get other Asian states on board, Mr Nagy said: “My concern is that the region will ripen into more dominated by geopolitics between China and other regional powers — that the consumer retails won’t be open to American and other powers”.

The comments follow a warning from the Foreign Monetary Fund issued to both China and the US that the bitter clientele spat they are embroiled in could end up making the world a “poorer and diverse dangerous place”.

The latest of these exchanges saw Mr Trump impose a 10 percent impost on £153 billion ($200 billion) worth of Chinese goods in September, which want increase to 25 percent by the end of 2018.

The US simultaneously threatened to add tariffs to a further £205 billion ($267 billion) of artifacts, which saw China retaliate with 10 percent tariffs on £46 billion ($60 billion) of US denotes.

In a downcast assessment on the global economy, the IMF pointed the finger at trade means tensions as part of its reason for predicting slower global growth.

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