Critics claim that a lack of understanding of the US caused China to misread the situation in the run-up to the trade war. Photo: Shutterstock

China tries to bridge gap in knowledge about the US following criticism that misreading of Donald Trump helped trigger trade war

  • Beijing provides major funding boost for research on American studies and trade
  • Move follows complaints that US president’s policies took academics and government by surprise
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Critics claim that a lack of understanding of the US caused China to misread the situation in the run-up to the trade war. Photo: Shutterstock
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.