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Aubrey Cole POLS.120.05 9/27/2019 Essay Test One China and the United States of America have had close trade arrangements for a long time, despite the clashing political ideologies. As Chinese products have become a major import in the United States of America, the economy of China grew to become one of the largest in the modern world. During his campaign and presidency, Donald Trump has waged a trade war on China. His policies and actions reflect the realist perspective of international relations. The realist perspective states that each state is a rational actor, meaning each state only works for their best interest. and is concerned about relative gains, or how much a country gains based on its relationship with another state. According to realism, each state is fighting to gain more out of the relationship than the other state. The concept of relative gains is demonstrated with the tariffs China imposes on the United States and the responses. In March of 2018, Trump issued a tariff on all steel and aluminum imports world wide. This was done to help the US economy, but China viewed
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