This 'Trump-Xi…. Avengers Chess – the endgame' piece by David Chin provides excellent insights.
I'm grateful to David Thomas for referencing the above article in one of his daily China Bites which I find an excellent source for understanding China and the East in general.
In a recent China Bites David highlighted the most likely event that the next person to walk on the moon will be Chinese. Vice-President Pence (just as bad if not worse than Trump in my view) in a recent address just talked about America in space and never mentioned anybody else!
Clearly Trump and Morrison and many other male Western leaders are driven by self-interest and are therefore placing their nations in a position of doing less than what is possible in our relationships with Eastern countries.
Either/or thinking and actions in your business is a recipe for disaster right? Only finding ours (shared-view) actually works.