The possibility of greater cooperation exists, if President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping, seen here in Beijing in November 2017, can focus on areas of shared interests such as in maintaining the UN system and the acceleration of the free-trade structure. Photo: AFP
Kazuki Nakamura
Opinion

Opinion

Kazuki Nakamura

Attention US: China is not seeking to upend the existing Western-led global order

  • True, China wants to change aspects of the system, but its motives include political legitimacy and economic growth – not an end to the liberal world order
  • It pays for the US to understand this and work to mitigate the impact of Chinese actions rather than seek direct confrontation

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The possibility of greater cooperation exists, if President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping, seen here in Beijing in November 2017, can focus on areas of shared interests such as in maintaining the UN system and the acceleration of the free-trade structure. Photo: AFP
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