The U.S.-China Trade War Reveals America's New World Status
“I say openly to President Xi and all of my many friends in China that China will be hurt very badly if you don't make a deal.” Thus spake President Donald Trump this week in...
2 days ago - Time - 3 articles
Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit
TOKYO - Japan and China have agreed to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since coming to power in 2013...
2 days ago - The Seattle Times - 2 articles
How Xi's Last-Minute Switch on the Trade Deal Upended It
Xi Jinping miscalculated President Trump's willingness to accept a changed deal. Now angry rhetoric could complicate efforts to return to negotiations.
2 days ago - NY Times
Why the World Wants Democracy but Not Necessarily the American Version
Nearly three decades after the Cold War's end, it's no longer clear that American-style liberal democracy has carried the day. Xi Jinping has consolidated power in China on a...
3 days ago - Time
What's Our China Endgame?
We need to deflate Beijing's ambitions, without bursting them.
3 days ago - NY Times
China will ‘embrace world' even more, Xi promises as US trade war escalates
Chinese President Xi Jinping is preaching “openness” in an effort to make China look like a friendlier trade partner, as tensions over new tariffs with the US escalate.
4 days ago - RT
China's Propaganda Machine Takes Aim at U.S. Over Trade War
Nationalism has surged as commentators attack “Giant Baby Trump” and vow to resist American demands.
4 days ago - NY Times
China's Xi Jinping Needs a Trade Deal but, Just Like Donald Trump, He Can't Afford to Cave
Even the flicker of a notion that the leadership was jumping at the behest of a foreign power is politically toxic in China.
4 days ago - Newsweek
Why the U.S.-China Trade War Could Be Long and Painful: No Off-Ramps
There's a shrinking supply of the ‘constructive ambiguity' that would let each side present a deal as a win.
4 days ago - NY Times
Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Says It's Too Late to Rebrand Trump's Trade War
“I know why you want to change it, because it makes it seem less dangerous,” Colbert said. “There's a reason no one went to see ‘Avengers: Infinity Negotiation.'”
5 days ago - NY Times
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