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Can the US sustain its anti-China invective?

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Graham Perry
Experienced Arbitration Lawyer | China & Chinese Business Affairs | Public Speaker/Lecturer.

The attached article from the FT focuses on the US and its hardening attitude to China and what it means for the next 10 years.

Can the US sustain its anti-China invective? Can it try to “hurt” China by decoupling its economy from China? Will US businessmen join with US diplomats/politicians and turn their backs on the growing Chinese economy?

These are big questions that emerge from the US side. It is Election Year and the anti-China rhetoric is strong but will it last beyond the Election? Most probably. Whilst China will continue to be a big attraction to US business, China will continue to feel the wrath of Washington so expect bumpy times ahead.

But where will it lead? Will China change? Will China make changes to accommodate US criticisms? Will the Communist Party of China retreat and change its policy on Hong Kong, Taiwan, human rights, Tibet, China-Indian border, S China Sea? This is unlikely. China is on a path. In 2017 President Xi laid out the aims and ambitions to bring more prosperity and development for its people. These are not election gambits but the thought through consideration of all aspects of a comprehensive policy.

US knows how to attack and China knows how to defend.
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