Veteran economic policymaker Li Deshui said the trade war was part of a bigger US strategy to contain China, a widely held view among conservatives in Beijing. Photo: CNS

US seeking to ‘colonise’ China’s economy with trade deal, says veteran economic policymaker Li Deshui

  • US demanded China amend domestic laws and proposed establishment of bilateral office to debate Beijing’s economic policies, Li Deshui says
  • Trade war is part of a bigger US strategy to contain China by limiting development in key industries, he says
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Veteran economic policymaker Li Deshui said the trade war was part of a bigger US strategy to contain China, a widely held view among conservatives in Beijing. Photo: CNS
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.