Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

The bold zero-tariff plan that could settle the US-China trade war in Beijing’s favour

  • Former official Huang Qifan argues that the elimination of tariffs, barriers and subsidies is key for any country that wants to dominate world trade
  • The so-called zero for zero solution was first proposed by the US back in 2002, originally hoping to reduce the world tariff level to zero by 2015

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US politicians such as President Donald Trump fail to see the strength that the Chinese can draw from the depths of their soul. Photo: AP
Leslie Fong
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Leslie Fong

Donald Trump’s biggest mistake in US-China trade war: not realising the Chinese will never genuflect again

  • China’s collective memory of a century of humiliation by foreign powers, beginning with the First Opium War, has steeled its resolve
  • American politicians just do not understand the power of national self-esteem that underpins China’s resilience, writes Leslie Fong

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US politicians such as President Donald Trump fail to see the strength that the Chinese can draw from the depths of their soul. Photo: AP
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