German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (left) during a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin on July 9, 2018. Photo: REUTERS
David Dodwell
Opinion

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Inside Out by David Dodwell

Europe’s self obsession nurtured its naivety about China for the wrong reasons. It’s time for a reality check

  • Throughout the EU’s history, Europe’s leaders were more concerned with links between themselves than with the global economy, in particular Asia
  • At the heart is the erroneous belief that the world economy rests on Europe, the US and Japan. The naivety was to dismiss China, Asia and Africa

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (left) during a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin on July 9, 2018. Photo: REUTERS
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Two construction workers atop a hydraulic crane at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport on March 1, 2019. The airport, scheduled for completion in June 2019, will the largest single airport terminal in the world. Photo: AFP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

The US-China trade war is drawing a new battle line over megaproject funding. At least it will be good for infrastructure

  • The signs of the new battle front can be seen from Italy’s endorsement of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the naming of a Trump loyalist to head the World Bank

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Two construction workers atop a hydraulic crane at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport on March 1, 2019. The airport, scheduled for completion in June 2019, will the largest single airport terminal in the world. Photo: AFP
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