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David Lampton
Opinion

Opinion

David Lampton

China will be a key plank in Trump’s re-election platform. Will the Democrats try to beat him at his own game?

  • A survey of the Trump Twitter Archives reveals just how unsound and economically ignorant the US president’s China pitch is. Yet, many US voters buy it. In the coming election, candidates will have to outdo him or try something different

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David Lampton

David Lampton

David M. Lampton is Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia-Pacific Research Centre, former dean of faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and former president of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His most recent book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, was recently reissued in its second edition.