The Chinese respect strength and intelligence. This respect is deeply ingrained in how they live. Of course this is not unique to China but they are a powerful country that should not be assumed to be honest players in the world just because individual immigrants from China are polite and kind people. There is only one leader in the west who has openly stated that China must be dealt with. Donald Trump is a leader (currently a business leader) who understands what China is up to and that better deals (i.e. economic and political treaties) are needed. Without stating it, Donald Trump is inferring that if we do not deal with the trade deficit (and hence power imbalance) with China we risk not only the economy in general, but our jobs, security and western way of life.