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Chi Wang
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Chi Wang

As US-China ties sour, Washington is too busy supporting Taipei to celebrate 40 years of relations with Beijing

  • Beijing may have won over Taipei’s former diplomatic partners, but on the 40th anniversary of official US-China ties, it has clearly been out-lobbied and outmanoeuvred in the US capital

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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
Prof Zhang Jun
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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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