China bashing has been a favourite past-time of the west for a long, long time now. Now Trump is cheer leading them...haha! How nice, for supposedly the most powerful man in the world!
This obsession speaks volumes of the west's, and particularly the United States', frail psychology. It almost smells of a primeval realisation - a realisation that the west's and particularly America's position as the preeminent leader of the world today is an aberration of history.
In fact, the United States is a newbie to world preeminence. The Middle Kingdom had been there for much of the past millennia or two. The big difference is that one is ignorant and bossy and other knew better.
China's rise today is a reassertion of their past world preeminence. Like it or not, you can't stop it. Or you should try. China has more experience than the rest of the world in the business.
It now has influence in Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma. Even the Philippines is dumping their taiko and cosing up to the Middle Kingdom.
And Great Britain, America's 'traditional ally' weren't listening to their big brother either, preferring to join the AIIB rather than being left out. And the Germans too, didn't give a damn!
The Land down Under is waiting. It can either continue dreaming of being the unofficial American Asian sheriff or it can wise up. Anyway, Australia's economy owes a lot to the Middle Kingdom. Period.
Even Bolehland is caught up in the web. It is just unfortunate that Najib sought and obtained multi billion ringgit deals with the Middle Kingdom in less inspiring circumstances.
For all the China bashing, the world is turning to the Middle Kingdom.
Trump can do all the cheer leading for all he wants. And if he wants a big fight with China, he should go ahead.
The rest of the world is watching. The pop corn is out.
The show begins.