Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) visits the Xixi National Wetland Park in Zhejiang province on March 31. China is plotting post-crisis strategy like a chess game while the US lacks a game plan. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) visits the Xixi National Wetland Park in Zhejiang province on March 31. China is plotting post-crisis strategy like a chess game while the US lacks a game plan. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) visits the Xixi National Wetland Park in Zhejiang province on March 31. China is plotting post-crisis strategy like a chess game while the US lacks a game plan. Photo: AP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Why China – not the US – remains key to Asia’s trade and economic recovery after Covid-19

  • China’s economy is expected to grow this year, it is capable of generating the jobs and trade needed for recovery, and looks ready to lead
  • In contrast, the US economy is shrinking and champions of free trade and investment are lacking in Trump’s ‘America first’ White House

Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) visits the Xixi National Wetland Park in Zhejiang province on March 31. China is plotting post-crisis strategy like a chess game while the US lacks a game plan. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) visits the Xixi National Wetland Park in Zhejiang province on March 31. China is plotting post-crisis strategy like a chess game while the US lacks a game plan. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) visits the Xixi National Wetland Park in Zhejiang province on March 31. China is plotting post-crisis strategy like a chess game while the US lacks a game plan. Photo: AP
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