Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump enjoy straight-talking relations, but Harvard University academic Graham Allison fears both men may be overtaken by circumstances. Photo: AFP

Thucydides Trap author Graham Allison says China and US must work together and not end up on path that leads to war

  • Harvard scholar Graham Allison says China’s rising influence sets it at odds with the US’ notion of itself as a superpower and both need to take a step back
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump enjoy straight-talking relations, but Harvard University academic Graham Allison fears both men may be overtaken by circumstances. Photo: AFP
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.