US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP
Josef Gregory Mahoney
Opinion

Opinion

Josef Gregory Mahoney

Donald Trump’s strategy was never about alienating the world – it was always about containing China

Josef Gregory Mahoney says that with the unveiling of the Indo-Pacific Economic Vision, the apparent resolution of the trade dispute with the EU and the cosying up to Russia, it is now clear that the US president has been working towards a strategy of turning other countries against Beijing

US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo: AP
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Josef Gregory Mahoney

Josef Gregory Mahoney

Josef Gregory Mahoney is professor of politics at East China Normal University in Shanghai, where he also directs the International Centre for Advanced Political Studies and the international graduate programme in politics. He was previously with the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau in Beijing, then China’s leading think tank.