China has stoked its people’s hopes of using economic growth to return to national greatness and reverse national humiliation, and such dreams die hard. Photo: Reuters
Graeme Maxton
Opinion

Opinion

Graeme Maxton

The trade war shows China’s economic dream is dying. Beijing now has a choice: open up or stagnate

  • The US is demanding that China change course and, for all its growth and promises, Beijing is in no position to argue: in tech, it still lags at least 10 years behind the US and doesn’t have the depth of skills to produce its own high-end goods

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China has stoked its people’s hopes of using economic growth to return to national greatness and reverse national humiliation, and such dreams die hard. Photo: Reuters
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