China’s President Xi Jinping arrives at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea on November 18. The year started off on a high note for Xi, China’s most powerful leader in decades, but mounting US tariffs, talk of a new cold war and a slowing economy have dulled its lustre in the second half. Photo: EPA-EFE

Xi Jinping should draw on Taoist and Buddhist wisdom to manage the trade war

  • The Chinese president’s growing power and grand plans for the country are opposed by not just Trump but Democrats as well, indicating it may be time to retreat
  • Xi has quoted Taoist teachings in the past, but he would do well to be inspired by maxims that stress humility
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China’s President Xi Jinping arrives at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea on November 18. The year started off on a high note for Xi, China’s most powerful leader in decades, but mounting US tariffs, talk of a new cold war and a slowing economy have dulled its lustre in the second half. Photo: EPA-EFE
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