US President Donald Trump, seen by the author as part of an intense international campaign to isolate and demonise China. Photo: Reuters
Leslie Fong
Opinion

Opinion

Leslie Fong

Why China won’t be paying the West coronavirus reparations any time soon

  • Demands for compensation not only evoke painful memories of past humiliations by foreigners, but play into the hands of Chinese nationalists
  • Savvy Chinese know the United States, in particular, will do whatever it takes to stymie a rising China that threatens its global dominance
US President Donald Trump, seen by the author as part of an intense international campaign to isolate and demonise China. Photo: Reuters
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