US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping are pictured together in 2017. The rift between the two countries is deep-seated and structural, and will not go away, even if Trump is not re-elected in November. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping are pictured together in 2017. The rift between the two countries is deep-seated and structural, and will not go away, even if Trump is not re-elected in November. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping are pictured together in 2017. The rift between the two countries is deep-seated and structural, and will not go away, even if Trump is not re-elected in November. Photo: AFP
Leslie Fong
Opinion

Opinion

Leslie Fong

Could US, China rivalry lead to war? History shows it might

  • A look at conflicts between reigning and rising powers over the past 500 years shows a war may be inevitable – probably a limited one in the South China Sea
  • The Honolulu talks show the US will not allow Beijing to usurp its power, and China’s lead in 5G may explain why the Trump administration is hell-bent on destroying Huawei

US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping are pictured together in 2017. The rift between the two countries is deep-seated and structural, and will not go away, even if Trump is not re-elected in November. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping are pictured together in 2017. The rift between the two countries is deep-seated and structural, and will not go away, even if Trump is not re-elected in November. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping are pictured together in 2017. The rift between the two countries is deep-seated and structural, and will not go away, even if Trump is not re-elected in November. Photo: AFP
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