The deal has come as a surprise as well as a blow to the US and the advocates of transatlantic cooperation. It has baffled the US to see the EU sign an investment pact with China just weeks before Joe-Biden officially sworn in as the President of the US. This sudden step by the EU might result in a number of things. It can compel the new US President to rethink its relationship with the EU. The country will find it hard to trust the EU and its offers in the future. Many contend that, by signing the deal with China, the EU wanted to imply that it is independent of the US.
In a world of collective existence and mutual-cooperation, Brexit is indeed the stunning news. But it happened, called “Dawn of a new era” with promises of “real national renewal.” The quest is still a nightmare for populists that are emotionally driven with empty slogans. But realities help those who never live in logical fallacies and idealism.