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Destined for conflict? Xi Jinping, Donald Trump and the Thucydides trap

  • Tense relations with the US and the question of whether armed confrontation can be avoided will loom large when China’s political elites meet
  • Structural shifts in balance of power have brought the countries closer to the brink, analyst says, with the South China Sea the most likely flashpoint
Topic |   Two Sessions 2020 (Lianghui)
Illustration: Brian Wang