China is arguably becoming increasingly untethered from the global economic system, sparking fears that China could deploy even more aggressive trade actions as a matter of course. Illustration: Kuen Lau

Coronavirus backlash adds to trade war and decoupling pressure to fray China’s ties to global system

  • US-China trade war, coronavirus pandemic, decoupling and deglobalisation have soured the mood in Beijing towards the global economic system
  • Ahead of National People’s Congress, debate over China’s belligerent response to coronavirus pandemic was already under way in the capital
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China is arguably becoming increasingly untethered from the global economic system, sparking fears that China could deploy even more aggressive trade actions as a matter of course. Illustration: Kuen Lau
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