A cordial relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump has not prevented a sharp deterioration in relations between the two countries over the past year. Photo: AFP
Regina Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Regina Ip

From trade war to a clash of civilisations: how China and the West can avoid major confrontation

  • Regina Ip says China is a civilisational power for whom democracy is no easy fit, making its rivalry with the West hard to resolve. Beijing must do better at presenting its point of view, while the West needs to understand China’s eventful history

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A cordial relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump has not prevented a sharp deterioration in relations between the two countries over the past year. Photo: AFP
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