A US flag on an embassy car is seen outside a hotel in Shanghai in July this year. The trade war has put Beijing in the spotlight in America, and attitudes towards China, both in and outside Washington, have turned largely negative. Photo: Reuters
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

From US-China trade war to ‘foreign interference’, the nation-state system is ailing and needs a reset

  • Donald Trump’s call for China’s assistance to investigate a political rival, at a point when bilateral relations are at a critically low ebb, raises alarm bells, and more questions about the sustainability of the Westphalian nation-state order

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A US flag on an embassy car is seen outside a hotel in Shanghai in July this year. The trade war has put Beijing in the spotlight in America, and attitudes towards China, both in and outside Washington, have turned largely negative. Photo: Reuters
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