Rather than seeking credibility by maintaining a consistently hard-line voice, the Trump administration may be adhering to a “mixed message” strategy with various officials conveying different messages to different audiences. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Trump’s ‘coordinated chaos’ may be part of a grand strategy, one that doesn’t bode well for China

Scott Kennedy says US President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be following a ‘mixed message’ strategy and gearing up for a long-haul battle with China that is not restricted to trade

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Rather than seeking credibility by maintaining a consistently hard-line voice, the Trump administration may be adhering to a “mixed message” strategy with various officials conveying different messages to different audiences. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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