China eastern side toward Pacific is dead end. China and US is decoupling, soon followed by china and japan. There's nothing there.
That's why China looking toward the westward with alliance with iran for 25 yrs deal. So, dont spend any more unnecessary resources on things with dead ends.
Russia and any other soverreign nation should stay far away from the G7. The G7 is nothing more than a US vassal club. Germany saying that Russia should not be admitted can be construed many different ways. I like to believe that Germany is on the fence, treading the middle ground between the US and Russia. There is no point of Russia joining this farce again anyway. The G20 is a far better platform and represents the interests of the globe far better than the G7 US vassal club.
Hi Jono, and great summary Reservoir DogsThank you Reservoir Dogs for your honest assessment of the situation from your perspective. Salute to you.
The USA is clearly in a difficult and untenable/ unsustainable position. Co-operation with China is certainly the path America should take, it is plain and simple for all to see. President Xi has told America that the Pacific is large enough for both countries to co-exist. But alas, America is so used to her hegemony that she cannot accept a co-champion walking side by side.
"TSMC will be the only game in town". hence Trump is forcing TSMC to relocate to America.