The trade war won’t shake Xi Jinping’s grip on power in China – for now
- Deng Yuwen says the Chinese leader has been asserting his authority following biting criticism last year of his government’s handling of the trade conflict
- His power is secure, but surely a China that has celebrated 40 years of reform won’t regress to the days when one person could decide the country’s fate
Deng Yuwen is an independent political commentator and international relations scholar. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Nottingham, and also a member of council at the Beijing Reform and Development Institute.