A sign for a firearms store is displayed in Yuma, Arizona, on June 2. US President Joe Biden has urged lawmakers to ban privately owned assault weapons to curb the mass shootings plaguing the country. Photo: AFP
A sign for a firearms store is displayed in Yuma, Arizona, on June 2. US President Joe Biden has urged lawmakers to ban privately owned assault weapons to curb the mass shootings plaguing the country. Photo: AFP
Wang Wen
Opinion

Opinion

Wang Wen

US is so bent on resisting China’s rise, it has ignored its own decline

  • American rhetoric about the threat of China and attempts to counter its power are both bewildering and frustrating for ordinary Chinese
  • A population that once looked up to the US now looks on aghast at the violence perpetuated both within and outside its borders

A sign for a firearms store is displayed in Yuma, Arizona, on June 2. US President Joe Biden has urged lawmakers to ban privately owned assault weapons to curb the mass shootings plaguing the country. Photo: AFP
A sign for a firearms store is displayed in Yuma, Arizona, on June 2. US President Joe Biden has urged lawmakers to ban privately owned assault weapons to curb the mass shootings plaguing the country. Photo: AFP
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