Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Tokyo where he announced his support for Chinese tech firm Huawei. Photo: AFP
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman
Opinion

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Asian Angle by Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman

Mahathir is not bowing to China on Huawei. He’s standing up to US bully: Malaysian minister Syed Saddiq

  • The land of the free has its own track record for espionage – just ask Facebook, Cambridge Analytica or the National Security Agency
  • The days of developing countries pandering to Western powers are ebbing away and Malaysia is at the vanguard

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Tokyo where he announced his support for Chinese tech firm Huawei. Photo: AFP
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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
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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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