The Chinese economic model could come across as less threatening to the US-led economic system if China could tone down its bragging and focus on improving lives for its huge working-class population. Photo: Reuters The Chinese economic model could come across as less threatening to the US-led economic system if China could tone down its bragging and focus on improving lives for its huge working-class population. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese economic model could come across as less threatening to the US-led economic system if China could tone down its bragging and focus on improving lives for its huge working-class population. Photo: Reuters
Alex He
Opinion

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The View by Alex He

Trump’s trade war is an unintentional attack on China’s economic model

Alex He says even now, close trade ties constitute the foundation of US-China relations, and compromise is possible, even if conflict between the US-led free-market system and the Chinese model is inevitable

The Chinese economic model could come across as less threatening to the US-led economic system if China could tone down its bragging and focus on improving lives for its huge working-class population. Photo: Reuters The Chinese economic model could come across as less threatening to the US-led economic system if China could tone down its bragging and focus on improving lives for its huge working-class population. Photo: Reuters
The Chinese economic model could come across as less threatening to the US-led economic system if China could tone down its bragging and focus on improving lives for its huge working-class population. Photo: Reuters
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Alex He

Alex He

Dr Alex He is a research fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, co-author of A History of China-US Relations and former associate professor at the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.