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How the trade war highlights a culture clash between Chinese patience and Trumpian instant gratification

Wei Yen says that China’s past humiliation by Western powers and the Chinese tendency to wait out confrontation mean that a long drawn-out trade war could work in the country’s favour

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Wei Yen

Wei Yen

Wei Yen is an adjunct professor of finance at Pepperdine University. In his 16 years in Asia, he was MD for Moody’s and Lehman Brothers, and Group Treasurer for CITIC Pacific. He is the author of "From the Great Wall to Wall Street, A Cross-cultural Look at Leadership and Management in China and the US".