US President Donald Trump speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Minxin Pei
Opinion

Opinion

Minxin Pei

Trump owes Americans the truth about the goals of his China policy – economic changes, containment or regime change

  • More Americans are concerned about the impact of China’s economic might on their livelihoods than its military strength. However, Trump seems bent on a geopolitical struggle, a shift in policy that calls for debate

US President Donald Trump speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He is the author of China's Crony Capitalism.