US President Donald Trump’s cordial relationship with Chinese officials, like Vice Premier Liu He (pictured) and President Xi Jinping has yet to resolve their deep divisions over trade. Photo: Bloomberg
Prof Zhang Jun
Opinion

Opinion

Prof Zhang Jun

How Donald Trump misjudged China’s commitment to economic stability and incremental reform as a weakness

  • China has not deployed all its trade war weapons, not because it doesn’t have them, but because it sees stability as preferable both at home and abroad. Likewise, it would prefer gradual reform

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US President Donald Trump’s cordial relationship with Chinese officials, like Vice Premier Liu He (pictured) and President Xi Jinping has yet to resolve their deep divisions over trade. Photo: Bloomberg
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