President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a news conference at the White House on September 4. Trump has come under heavy criticism from across the political spectrum after reports he mocked dead US soldiers as “losers”. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a news conference at the White House on September 4. Trump has come under heavy criticism from across the political spectrum after reports he mocked dead US soldiers as “losers”. Photo: Reuters
President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a news conference at the White House on September 4. Trump has come under heavy criticism from across the political spectrum after reports he mocked dead US soldiers as “losers”. Photo: Reuters
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

China must avoid repeating Trump, US’ history of bellicose diplomacy

  • Xi Jinping has so far not emulated his US counterpart’s disdain for war and the military, instead hailing China’s return to being a dominant military power
  • As China’s leaders swell with pride, though, they run the risk of failing to see themselves as others are starting to see them – as prideful and pushy

President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a news conference at the White House on September 4. Trump has come under heavy criticism from across the political spectrum after reports he mocked dead US soldiers as “losers”. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a news conference at the White House on September 4. Trump has come under heavy criticism from across the political spectrum after reports he mocked dead US soldiers as “losers”. Photo: Reuters
President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a news conference at the White House on September 4. Trump has come under heavy criticism from across the political spectrum after reports he mocked dead US soldiers as “losers”. Photo: Reuters
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