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Trump and Xi’s ‘birdcage’ politics: who are the hawks, doves and owls among their advisers?

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 January, 2017, 11:34am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 June, 2017, 10:54pm

America and China’s rocky relationship has come to the fore as Donald Trump prepares to take office as the 45th president of the United States on January 20.

Among Trump’s advisers are many who favour a tough stance on Beijing, some who boast a history of strong ties with China, and others who appear to be moderates.

Who are the hawks, doves and owls towards China in Trump’s team? What have they said in the past that offer us clues to their views, and who are they up against in Beijing?

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