Molten steel at a factory in Zouping, Shandong province, China. China has said it is ready to pay “any cost” in a trade war with the United States. Photo: AFP
Kerry Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Kerry Brown

Why is Beijing so obsessed with order? It fears the alternative

Never has so much been at stake for China, which explains its ever-tightening grip on society. As its time in the global limelight nears, there can be no room for improvisation, if there ever was

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Molten steel at a factory in Zouping, Shandong province, China. China has said it is ready to pay “any cost” in a trade war with the United States. Photo: AFP
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