An attendant walking past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in 2018. EU’s new investment deal with China has alarmed the incoming Joe Biden administration. Photo: Reuters An attendant walking past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in 2018. EU’s new investment deal with China has alarmed the incoming Joe Biden administration. Photo: Reuters
An attendant walking past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in 2018. EU’s new investment deal with China has alarmed the incoming Joe Biden administration. Photo: Reuters
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Trump’s America lost to China in an economic chess game, and Biden is unlikely to win

  • As the Trump administration lurched from one tactic to another, Beijing played a slow game of strengthening cross-border commerce
  • Asia’s economic landscape seems likely to be dominated more by China than the US during Biden’s term

An attendant walking past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in 2018. EU’s new investment deal with China has alarmed the incoming Joe Biden administration. Photo: Reuters An attendant walking past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in 2018. EU’s new investment deal with China has alarmed the incoming Joe Biden administration. Photo: Reuters
An attendant walking past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in 2018. EU’s new investment deal with China has alarmed the incoming Joe Biden administration. Photo: Reuters
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London