Former minister of commerce Chen Deming waves to journalists upon his arrival at Taoyuan international airport outside Taipei for an eight-day visit on November 26, 2013. Chen has warned Beijing not to presume that it will become the world’s number one superpower. Photo: Agence France-Presse

China must not assume it will overtake US as top superpower, warns former commerce minister

  • China’s former commerce minister Chen Deming reminds Beijing to stay cool-headed in quest to become world’s top superpower
  • China ‘must follow a strategy of seeking multilateral cooperation’ says ex-MOFCOM chief, as US-China trade war continues
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Former minister of commerce Chen Deming waves to journalists upon his arrival at Taoyuan international airport outside Taipei for an eight-day visit on November 26, 2013. Chen has warned Beijing not to presume that it will become the world’s number one superpower. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.