US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in November 2017 in Beijing. Most of the world – including a sizeable share of Americans – has no interest in being plunged into another cold war just to preserve US hegemony. Photo: Reuters
Minxin Pei
Opinion

Opinion

Minxin Pei

To counter China, the US must rise above talk of race and a clash of civilisations

  • Instead of appealing to the dangerous notion of a race war, the Trump administration should focus on China’s threat to global institutions. Allies that may not care to join a fight to safeguard US interests are more likely to do so to defend the liberal order

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in November 2017 in Beijing. Most of the world – including a sizeable share of Americans – has no interest in being plunged into another cold war just to preserve US hegemony. Photo: Reuters
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