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A: It looks like all can heave a sigh of relief he has eased tensions and nipped problems in the buds.
B: Exactly who were you with last night? Had too swell a time? Still asleep? Suffer no illusion you can put your worst case scenario manual away. Through the long lens of history, it's premature.
A: Why are you so lugubrious on the prospects for continued world peace and prosperity?
B: Shake one out of the fortune sticks now. Read to me what it says.
A: Err, it says, " Lust, Caution" ?
B: Wrong stick. Try another one.
A: Oh, ok. "Be careful of eagle in tiger in wolf in sheepskin."
B: Ah, let's interpret it delicately. It says he thinks his ruse with easing tensions has worked and he can now spring a surprise and catch everyone off-guard so that at everyone's moment of weakness and confusion, he can profusely confuse issues and swipe the cards on the deck before all come to their senses.
A: Hmm, you been near a poker table lately?
B: I dunno how to gamble.
A: Ok, where were we? It's the US trade deficit.
B: Then how come he has only been saying it's the China, Germany, Japan et al trade surplus? See the distinction? Blaming others and ignoring the elephant at the tip of his own nose.
A: Must have been a rather big nose, yes?
B: It's easy. Let's for argument purpose only take the US and China. The US should save more from its military budget and spend more on its infrastructure, and China should buy more US goods and enterprises, and save more on its currency shoring.
A: But the US won't sell to China the things China wants, namely technology and enterprises. That's hard cash for IP, you notice lately?
B: Then the US should stop complaining, shouldn't it? In the first place, it is already over-militarized all over the world so how does that really help ease tensions besides help revive US manufacturing in consumer goods and not military equipment used to kill consumers instead who want to buy US goods? The bottom-line is this: the US doesn’t save enough where it should and it won’t allow China to buy enough of what she wants and then it blames China for its vice-grip, and says it wants fair trade? Oh my, such finesse.
A: Then how can he solve the problems he has been yakking about even before becoming ovalized?
B: One, take more ovaltine. Chocolate is good for a loving feeling; he's too martial between those ears.
A: (eyes pop, brows rise half a centimeter)
B: Two, only twits twitter. Big issues require careful end-to-end thinking and a candid honest depoliticized understanding of the dynamics of interests and events. Don't let the world think he is only capable of 140 characters of thought at any one time.
A: (scratches jaw, eyes examine fingernails)
B: Three, review his own student notes. What has he said so far? 壹, open bargaining with her by immediately declaring her a currency manipulator; 貳, twist her arm on intellectual property and proprietary technology; 參, end her export subsidies and lax labor; and 肆, lower tax, erase deficit and maintain power to contain maritime adventurism.