The run-up to the US presidential election, together with China’s suspicion that the US is trying to contain its economic growth, will impede efforts to build trust and de-escalate tensions between the two countries.
The China containment policy has taken deep roots following Kennan’s anti-Soviet postulations.
Top US and Chinese negotiators meet for the first time since late July to try to find a way out of a 15-month trade war as new irritants between the world's two largest economies threatened hopes for progress.
The United States and China sought to ease trade war tensions on Monday, with Beijing calling for calm and US President Donald Trump predicting a deal after markets fell in response to new tariffs from both countries.
The United States and China have agreed to restart trade talks and Washington will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, China's foreign ministry has said, raising hopes for the world's two largest economies to resolve their trade war.
US President Donald Trump says that China "broke the deal" it had reached in trade talks with the United States, and vowed not to back down on imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports unless Beijing "stops cheating our workers."
Apple Inc on Wednesday took the rare step of cutting its quarterly sales forecast, with Chief Executive Tim Cook blaming slowing iPhone sales in China, whose economy has been dragged down by uncertainty around US-China trade relations.
The objective of Donald Trump's controversial executive orders, since his walking into the Oval Office, has been to make “America Great Again”. In the past 15 months, he has signed 63 EOs, claiming that he has accomplished more than most previous US presidents. His latest order was issued on March 22, which proposed to impose up to 25 percent tariff on USD 60 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US.