US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a ceremony welcoming Trump on his visit to Beijing. Trump announced tariffs worth US$60 billion on Chinese imports on March 22, 2018, in response to what he sees as China's unfair trade and investment practices. Photo: Kyodo
Andrew Hammond
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The View by Andrew Hammond

China must boost its soft power to balance economic brawn

Andrew Hammond says Trump’s trade salvoes against China find support in a political base that is deeply suspicious of the country. While China is now perceived as an economic powerhouse, it must do more to burnish international perceptions of its rise 

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a ceremony welcoming Trump on his visit to Beijing. Trump announced tariffs worth US$60 billion on Chinese imports on March 22, 2018, in response to what he sees as China's unfair trade and investment practices. Photo: Kyodo
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