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Lanxin Xiang
Opinion

Opinion

Lanxin Xiang

China-US relations are in tatters. Can both sides cool their hostile strategies to avoid disaster?

  • The framework that has kept US-China relations stable for almost 50 years is in pieces and dangerous trends point to a new cold war or even a hot one
  • Both sides lack a long-term strategic vision. Donald Trump is desperate to be re-elected, while China’s overconfidence could lead to miscalculation and disaster

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Lanxin Xiang

Lanxin Xiang

Lanxin Xiang is professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Switzerland. He is also director of the Centre of One Belt and One Road Security Studies at the China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation in Shanghai, China.