Illustration: Craig Stephens
Robert Boxwell
Opinion

Opinion

Robert Boxwell

China and the US were never going to live happily ever after, so Donald Trump brokered the best divorce he could

  • China’s world view is shaped by a desire for stability and its narrative of a ‘century of humiliation’ at the hands of foreign powers. It is unlikely to yield much to the US
  • Trump and his team understand this, which is why they sought to extricate the US from a deep trading relationship with China
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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