Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) and other world leaders attend the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, on April 26. Photo: Xinhua
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Cool and calculating China is trying to build up global trade even as things fall apart around the world

  • Against Trump’s trade-destroying tactics and a splintering EU, China’s efforts to forge trade pacts and build infrastructure links are constructive, rational and the best chance of surviving a new cold war
Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) and other world leaders attend the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, on April 26. Photo: Xinhua
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