The sustained economic and political attack on China is revealing not China’s weakness, but its strength. The US is going all out to hobble and damage the Chinese economy. Whilst some of this is part of President Trump’s re-election campaign strategy, some of these efforts reflect the deeply held beliefs of people like the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. They see the relationships between the two countries as one of deep ideological struggle where co-existence is undesirable.

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