US President Donald Trump (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, in April 2017. Trump’s trade war has exposed cracks in the US-China relationship that had strengthened since the 1970s. Photo: AFP
Stephen Roach
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Roach

US-China marriage of convenience has fallen into codependency – can it avoid a messy divorce?

Stephen Roach says China’s shift in its growth model away from heavy savings has become a source of discomfort to the US but the relationship can be transformed into one of mutual interdependence

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US President Donald Trump (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, in April 2017. Trump’s trade war has exposed cracks in the US-China relationship that had strengthened since the 1970s. Photo: AFP
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