Chinese and US flags are set up for a signing ceremony during a visit by US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at China’s Ministry of Transport in Beijing in April 2018. China announced that it would scrap foreign ownership limits on local auto firms, paving the way for foreign companies that want to open wholly-owned subsidiaries in the country. Photo: Reuters
Winston Mok
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The View by Winston Mok

US paranoia about a rising China notwithstanding, some trade reforms would benefit the Chinese economy

  • Winston Mok says while the US should not attempt to remake China in its own likeness, Beijing should take on board criticism of some of its trade practices and implement reforms that would ultimately benefit its economy

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Chinese and US flags are set up for a signing ceremony during a visit by US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at China’s Ministry of Transport in Beijing in April 2018. China announced that it would scrap foreign ownership limits on local auto firms, paving the way for foreign companies that want to open wholly-owned subsidiaries in the country. Photo: Reuters
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Peter T. C. Chang
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Peter T. C. Chang

Are Confucian China and the Christian West destined to clash? How religion can explain the new cold war

  • Peter T. C. Chang says China’s Confucian heritage means it can tolerate multiple belief systems ‘under heaven’, but the US’ insistence on liberal democracy has echoes of Christian exclusivism

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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