A China Cosco Shipping container ship sails past the skyline of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province on July 28. China’s transformation into an economic power is premised on its integration into global trade networks. Photo: APA China Cosco Shipping container ship sails past the skyline of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province on July 28. China’s transformation into an economic power is premised on its integration into global trade networks. Photo: AP
A China Cosco Shipping container ship sails past the skyline of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province on July 28. China’s transformation into an economic power is premised on its integration into global trade networks. Photo: AP
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

US-China relations: Disconnecting from global trade helps no one

  • Beating the drums of war and decoupling trade might aid domestic politics, but no one in their right mind can support a nuclear arms race amid a global pandemic
  • Disconnecting global trade and free flow of information only increases costs for all, reducing resources to deal with domestic inequalities

A China Cosco Shipping container ship sails past the skyline of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province on July 28. China’s transformation into an economic power is premised on its integration into global trade networks. Photo: APA China Cosco Shipping container ship sails past the skyline of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province on July 28. China’s transformation into an economic power is premised on its integration into global trade networks. Photo: AP
A China Cosco Shipping container ship sails past the skyline of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province on July 28. China’s transformation into an economic power is premised on its integration into global trade networks. Photo: AP
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