It is difficult to understand the pressing need of the world’s two greatest powers to restore greatness and rejuvenation when they have plenty of that already. What they don’t have enough of is working together. Illustration: Timothy Mcevenue

Playing with fire: why are Donald Trump and Xi Jinping whipping up nationalist fervour?

Tom Plate says repeated calls by the two leaders to rally their fan base at home towards restoring national greatness and rejuvenation – even if needed for political purposes – risk endangering the China-US relationship

Topic |   US-China relations

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It is difficult to understand the pressing need of the world’s two greatest powers to restore greatness and rejuvenation when they have plenty of that already. What they don’t have enough of is working together. Illustration: Timothy Mcevenue
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