Some observers in China say decoupling from the US is unlikely to happen because of the deep economic and commercial ties between the two countries. Photo: AFP

Chinese economists warn Beijing to prepare for decoupling from US

  • Break-up of the world’s two biggest economies is gradually becoming a real possibility, academics tell symposium on the trade war
  • Think tank director says it could be seen as ‘strategic blackmail’ for Washington to try to contain China’s rise
Topic |   US-China trade war: All stories

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Some observers in China say decoupling from the US is unlikely to happen because of the deep economic and commercial ties between the two countries. Photo: AFP
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Analysts say the US has been allowed to dominate the trade war narrative. Photo: AFP

Is China’s propaganda machine losing the public relations battle with the US?

  • Beijing’s tight grip on all forms of communication linked to the trade war could be doing it more harm than good, analysts say
  • The one exception is Huawei’s 74-year-old billionaire founder Ren Zhengfei
Topic |   US-China relations

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Analysts say the US has been allowed to dominate the trade war narrative. Photo: AFP
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