U.S., China open trade talks in Beijing

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"They're showing us tremendous respect," he added. This coming from Trump is his typical arrogance. Respect has to be mutual and earned and not expected just because your America. Does he not think that China also deserves respect, in this Asian region Trump and America out of thier league, China has the upper hand regarding trade and investment in Asia, America knows this, and if they go into negotiations with the bullying American attitude they are going to lose. We keep hearing from America about how China is suffering, who are they trying to impress, the American public, certainly not the Chinese. Asia is the hub of the world now, in so many fields they are leading, plus they have a younger, more educated, more switched on labour force. The problem I personally see, is what ever the outcome, Trump will take center stage and say how he alone won and China lost.

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The U.S. is demanding far-reaching changes to Chinese practices that it says are unfair, including theft of U.S. technology and intellectual property, and myriad barriers that foreign companies face in the Chinese domestic market.

That is much more important than tariffs. Fair treatment for foreign companies is the goal. No requirement to have "Chinese Partner" companies, no more being forced to train them, no more stealing of processes and IP mandated by Chinese law.

If a foreign company gets sued by the govt for doing "A", then all the Chinese companies do "A" should sued equally. No more highly selective enforcement.

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Economic competition is only one aspect of Japan - China relations.

It is extremely dangerous to negotiate on economic terms alone.

While trade and economic conditions determine the survival of various industries from agriculture to high technology, the problem is still people relationships which inevitably end up as political issues.

Chinese people as a whole worldwide "do not" assimilate or integrate. Just Look at all the China-towns all over the world.

Japanese people worldwide "do" assimilate and integrate. Just look at Hawaii, California and countries like the Brazil to Saipan and Palao.

That "identifies" the kind of "relationships" people are "willing" to establish.

And that makes all the difference in any "relationships".

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China is an authoritarian Communist regime bent on global domination. Until that changes, there is no way that China can be a partner of the West. At least Trump understands that. China made this a zero-sum gain long ago, and the US negotiators need to squeeze everything they can out of Beijing.

Respect has to be mutual and earned and not expected just because your America. 

America is finally starting to aggressively protect its markets, just has Beijing has been doing since the 1980s. That's why the enhanced respect for the US these days, not just in China but elsewhere in Asia, like Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Chinese people as a whole worldwide "do not" assimilate or integrate. 

Very few people would agree wth you. In fact, Japanese ex-pats often stick too closely together. Both groups blend in after time. The number of Chinatowns or Japantowns irrelevant. Immigrants rarely stay in such places beyond the first generation. Incidentally, quotation marks are not used for emphasis, except by Japanese. In English, quotation marks actually devalue a word by suggesting that it may not be accurate, as it is just a quote.

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