US President Donald Trump, who is being treated for Covid-19 at Walter Reed hospital outside Washington, speaks from his hospital room on October 3. Trump’s authoritarian, disruptive political style has been likened to Mao Zedong’s approach of permanent revolution. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump, who is being treated for Covid-19 at Walter Reed hospital outside Washington, speaks from his hospital room on October 3. Trump’s authoritarian, disruptive political style has been likened to Mao Zedong’s approach of permanent revolution. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump, who is being treated for Covid-19 at Walter Reed hospital outside Washington, speaks from his hospital room on October 3. Trump’s authoritarian, disruptive political style has been likened to Mao Zedong’s approach of permanent revolution. Photo: Reuters
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

US-China relations: mutual understanding is still possible despite the hostility

  • Getting it right between China and the United States means looking for new sources of insight, not pumping more steroids into old stereotypes
  • Despite the rapid downturn in relations, the payoff in seeking mutual understanding and rising above pre-existing notions could be priceless

US President Donald Trump, who is being treated for Covid-19 at Walter Reed hospital outside Washington, speaks from his hospital room on October 3. Trump’s authoritarian, disruptive political style has been likened to Mao Zedong’s approach of permanent revolution. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump, who is being treated for Covid-19 at Walter Reed hospital outside Washington, speaks from his hospital room on October 3. Trump’s authoritarian, disruptive political style has been likened to Mao Zedong’s approach of permanent revolution. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump, who is being treated for Covid-19 at Walter Reed hospital outside Washington, speaks from his hospital room on October 3. Trump’s authoritarian, disruptive political style has been likened to Mao Zedong’s approach of permanent revolution. Photo: Reuters
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