US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a joint press conference at Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: APUS President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a joint press conference at Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a joint press conference at Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP

The ‘Rashomon effect’ of the US-China trade negotiations expose the different universes that the envoys and their nations live in

  • Reports about who “broke the deal” over the past week seem to have been filed from two different universes
  • Starkly different interpretations of the same event, known as the ‘Rashomon effect,’ though not unusual, are astonishing to see after a year of talks

Topic |   US-China trade war: Opinion
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a joint press conference at Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: APUS President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a joint press conference at Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a joint press conference at Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP
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