Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Boao Forum. Photo: Bloomberg

A more open China can avoid a no-win trade war with the US

A trade bust-up promises only losers: American consumers, Trump himself and China’s export-oriented economy. But Xi’s Boao Forum speech offers hope of a mutually beneficial way out

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Boao Forum. Photo: Bloomberg
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Cary Huang

Cary Huang

Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.