Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He spoke during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos in January, where he promised that the opening of the Chinese domestic markets and reform measurers might “exceed the international communities expectations”. Photo: Reuters

Why leadership problems lie at the heart of the US-China trade conflict

Stephen Roach says China has leaned on Xi Jinping’s continued leadership to stay its economic course, but the US administration considers ‘staying the course’ on trade unacceptable

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He spoke during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos in January, where he promised that the opening of the Chinese domestic markets and reform measurers might “exceed the international communities expectations”. Photo: Reuters
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