Trump Is Risking War With China
War Is Boring

The bulk of trade that goes through the South China Sea is Chinese to other South Asian countries and beyond. What does the US export? In some industry sectors the US is no longer a producer of products. Why would the Chinese want to curtail their own trade and that of their SE Asian partners?

US arrogance and hubris means blundering into a shooting war. Military conflict is the only thing the US empire has left.