Xi Jinping with Donald Trump during the US president’s visit to Beijing in November. Months before the dispute escalated, Washington had already made clear that the US would no longer tolerate Beijing’s trade practices. Photo: AP
Zhang Lin
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Opinion

Zhang Lin

China’s two big mistakes in trade war may lead the country into middle-income trap

After misjudging Donald Trump and misjudging the alliance between Washington and Brussels, Beijing needs to act fast, writes Zhang Lin

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Xi Jinping with Donald Trump during the US president’s visit to Beijing in November. Months before the dispute escalated, Washington had already made clear that the US would no longer tolerate Beijing’s trade practices. Photo: AP
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