Workers climb scaffolding outside a building in Haikou, Hainan. While there is no doubt that the US has contributed to China’s economic development, the overstretched claim that America rebuilt China can be refuted on many fronts. Photo: AFP
Winston Mok
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Winston Mok

The US did not quite ‘rebuild China’. The facts show why

  • Winston Mok says US-China exchanges in trade, labour and knowledge are two-way streets – China is not the only party that benefited
  • Moreover, China’s own strengths in infrastructure building, human capital and high savings rates all played key roles in its development

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Workers climb scaffolding outside a building in Haikou, Hainan. While there is no doubt that the US has contributed to China’s economic development, the overstretched claim that America rebuilt China can be refuted on many fronts. Photo: AFP
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