I wasn’t aware of the extent and longevity of US military presence in pre-Communist China:
That is quite something. I wonder if Donald Trump and the US Navy and Coast Guard are aware of this? The Chinese who are taught about the Unequal Treaties undoubtedly do. So how does it look to them when the US Coast Guard promises to “enforce maritime law” in the South China Sea, or Trump says the trade deal has to be better for the US than it is for China?