Trump must have some negotiations with China. How can you turn around 180 degrees that fast? Actually it is a good thing. Both countries need each other.
ALL countries manipulate their currencies. In addition,
all countries subsidize their industries. It is just more political than
In one hand, you want your own currency appreciate so you can spend less in importing goods from foreign countries.
it would be harder to sell (losing jobs too) your products to foreign
countries. It is important for China as it is export-oriented (but
changing to internal or consumer oriented). When most of your profits
are obtained from foreign countries, your profits would be reduced after
converting it back to the stronger USD.
A lender would benefit from receiving dividends and loans from a stronger USD like China.