Chinese politburo member Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shake hands after a press conference during the US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue at the State Department in Washington on November 9, 2018. Photo: AFP
Stephen Orlins
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Orlins

US-China strategic competition has worsened the impact of the coronavirus, harming the people of both nations. It needs to stop

  • The US should recognise that its designation of China as a strategic competitor creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. Would Beijing be more or less willing to listen to a partner or strategic competitor on issues such as Hong Kong?
Chinese politburo member Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shake hands after a press conference during the US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue at the State Department in Washington on November 9, 2018. Photo: AFP
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