Susan Shirk said any attempt to decouple the world’s two largest economies would be “absolutely disastrous”. Photo: Reuters Susan Shirk said any attempt to decouple the world’s two largest economies would be “absolutely disastrous”. Photo: Reuters
Susan Shirk said any attempt to decouple the world’s two largest economies would be “absolutely disastrous”. Photo: Reuters

Overreaction to China threat could turn into McCarthyite Red Scare, says former US official

  • Susan Shirk, who handled China relations in the Clinton administration, also warns that decoupling of US and Chinese economies could be ‘apocalyptic’
  • She says ‘herding instinct is taking us off the cliff’ over perceived threats

Topic |   US-China relations
Susan Shirk said any attempt to decouple the world’s two largest economies would be “absolutely disastrous”. Photo: Reuters Susan Shirk said any attempt to decouple the world’s two largest economies would be “absolutely disastrous”. Photo: Reuters
Susan Shirk said any attempt to decouple the world’s two largest economies would be “absolutely disastrous”. Photo: Reuters
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