US President Donald Trump (left) sits next to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a business event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2017. Ties between the two countries have been strained since the start of the year. Photo: AP 

Whether it’s trade, Taiwan or the South China Sea, the US doesn’t hold a winning hand against China

Chen Xi and Lu Canfeng say the US has three cards – trade, Taiwan and naval operations – it can play in a contest against China, but how effective they are is questionable 

Topic |   US-China relations

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US President Donald Trump (left) sits next to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a business event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2017. Ties between the two countries have been strained since the start of the year. Photo: AP 
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