US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2. Anti-China rhetoric is expected to spike further in the run-up to the US presidential election. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2. Anti-China rhetoric is expected to spike further in the run-up to the US presidential election. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2. Anti-China rhetoric is expected to spike further in the run-up to the US presidential election. Photo: AP
Robert Lawrence Kuhn
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Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Anti-China rhetoric is not just US election bluster this time around

  • Experience has taught Chinese leaders not to take statements made about China during US elections too seriously. However, this time, the window of opportunity to reset relations after the elections will be narrower and the differences wider

US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2. Anti-China rhetoric is expected to spike further in the run-up to the US presidential election. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2. Anti-China rhetoric is expected to spike further in the run-up to the US presidential election. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2. Anti-China rhetoric is expected to spike further in the run-up to the US presidential election. Photo: AP
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Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Robert Lawrence Kuhn is a public intellectual, international corporate strategist and investment banker, and a China political/economics commentator featured on the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg. For more than 25 years, he has worked with China’s leaders. He has published over 30 books, including How China’s Leaders Think (featuring President Xi Jinping), and The Man Who Changed China: The Life and Legacy of Jiang Zemin. He is the host of Closer to China with R.L.Kuhn on CCTV News.