Some quick thoughts on the North Korea summit collapse and Chinese trade

I have been trying to avoid politics. But I think it's become unavoidable these days given how much it dominates the news cycle with US President Trump. And since I once was a diplomat, I do have a great interest in foreign policy. So let me say something about what's happening in North Korea and China as it relates to trade and economics.

Yesterday I was on CBC's On The Money program to talk about Chinese trade negotiations. You can see the video at the link here. What I was saying then was that Trump wished he could have reversed the order of negotiations: North Korea nuclear deal first, Chinese trade negotiations later. And the reason is that the two are inextricably linked since North Korea is sometimes (hyperbolically) referred to as a Chinese client state. And this seems to be the p...

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