Trump’s ‘yuge’, brash personality may drive a wedge between the US and China, to the benefit of Australia. His protectionist trade stance, if enacted, will damage Sino-US relations.
Australia-China expert, David Chin of BasisPoint Consulting, put it thus: “…it will reduce Chinese investment, student demand for university education, and tourism into the US – with the money redirected to Australia depending on where Australia sits in the China-US relationship.”
As for where we sit, given Trumps’ blunt end to his conversation with Turnbull, our northern Asian neighbour probably seems more appealing.
Though, also given Trump’s erratic nature, thins could turn around with a Tweet. So, our potential pivot further to the East may not happen after all.