Workers start to cover the name of the US Consulate General in Chengdu with white board on July 27, after Beijing closed it in retaliation against the Houston closure. Photo: Simon Song
Workers start to cover the name of the US Consulate General in Chengdu with white board on July 27, after Beijing closed it in retaliation against the Houston closure. Photo: Simon Song
Michael Swaine
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Swaine

Why the world needs a saner US approach to China

  • The Houston consulate closure just invites Chinese tit-for-tat in a race to the bottom. The Trump administration may see China as a threat, but it is a critical nation for any global response on issues from climate change to pandemics
  • Effective US policy on China requires genuine alliances, and must not alienate the Chinese people

Workers start to cover the name of the US Consulate General in Chengdu with white board on July 27, after Beijing closed it in retaliation against the Houston closure. Photo: Simon Song
Workers start to cover the name of the US Consulate General in Chengdu with white board on July 27, after Beijing closed it in retaliation against the Houston closure. Photo: Simon Song
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