• U.S. President Donald Trump may need China more than ever, given the country's key international position.

U.S. President Donald Trump may need China more than ever, given the country's key international position. (Photo : Getty Images)

China is no stranger to U.S. President Donald Trump's red-hot tirades, being on the receiving end of the choleric business mogul on trade and diplomatic issues. But Trump may have to slow himself down a bit to fulfill these campaign promises--all of which may require China's help.

Security Issues

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Trump has made his promise against radical Islamism front and center of his campaign, with such foreign policy already gaining ground through his unwarranted ban on people from eight Muslim-majority countries. But perhaps he needs to take advantage of China's leverage on that ground.

China's continuing endeavor to stave off insurgencies by Muslim Uighurs in distant Xinjiang region stands as a comparable case in which the country can find itself in a common ground with Trump's America. Plus, China's close intelligence ties with Iran and Pakistan may be of good use to the U.S., per Bloomberg.

The nuclear deal involving Iran has also been a target of Trump's heavy rhetoric. Again, China's closeness with Iran may prove the country useful for the U.S. as a referee of sorts for a potential renegotiation or withdrawal.

Cornering North Korea's ambitions to launch nuclear missiles at the expense of global peace is an end Trump wants to achieve. China, the largest power that closely interacts with the reclusive Korean state, can be Trump's best bet to attain that.

The Economy

Trump's "America First" policy, promising to deliver 25 million jobs in the U.S., may benefit from China's massive global economic contributions. For instance, Alibaba founder Jack Ma noted that he can easily create one million jobs for American businesses--something that The Donald should think about.

What's more, Trump wishes to expand American businesses in China, something that may be jeopardized with his move to engage with Taiwan. Such challenges the One China policy, which recognizes Taiwan as part of China, and his conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen might serve as a shaky point.