US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on June 29 while attending the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The US-China trade relationship has crossed the Rubicon and, irrespective of any short-term trade deal that might be reached, it will not revert to the status quo. Photo: Xinhua
Stephen Olson
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Olson

China and the US need new rules of engagement, not just a trade deal

  • Any agreement reached in renewed talks between the two is likely to be short-lived, as the cooperation that once underpinned deeper economic integration has been replaced by outright rivalry. The relationship must be redefined

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on June 29 while attending the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The US-China trade relationship has crossed the Rubicon and, irrespective of any short-term trade deal that might be reached, it will not revert to the status quo. Photo: Xinhua
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