Hillary Clinton, then the US secretary of state, meets Chinese foreign minister Yang Jiechi in Beijing in 2012. Clinton is seen by China as something of an anathema, due to her role in the US rebalancing strategy and efforts to restrict China’s rise. Photo: EPA

Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump takes the White House, pragmatism is likely to be the eventual winner

Dan Steinbock looks ahead to how an American presidency led by either of the two leading contenders will deal with China and Asia, including on matters of trade and geopolitics

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Hillary Clinton, then the US secretary of state, meets Chinese foreign minister Yang Jiechi in Beijing in 2012. Clinton is seen by China as something of an anathema, due to her role in the US rebalancing strategy and efforts to restrict China’s rise. Photo: EPA
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