Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Photo: AFP Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Photo: AFP
Winston Mok
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Winston Mok

China and the US are engaged in a power struggle, not a clash of civilisations

  • While the US lays claim to ‘universal values’ and boasts of cultural openness, the China of today has been forged from a plethora of global influences
  • Both Americans and Chinese prize freedom and human rights, regardless of their governments’ battles with each other

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Photo: AFP Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and US President Donald Trump attend a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. Photo: AFP
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Winston Mok

Winston Mok

Winston Mok, a private investor, was previously a private equity investor. He held senior regional positions with EMP Global and GE Capital, and was a McKinsey consultant and initiated its China practice. Winston obtained his bachelor and master degrees from MIT.