Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
Rana Mitter
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Rana Mitter

To see why Trump’s tariffs have hit a Chinese nerve, read history

From foreigners running the country’s lucrative customs service, to Mao’s ‘self-reliance’, to finally joining the WTO; terms of trade have long shaped China’s relationship with the West

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Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
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