Our approach should be guided by rationality and enlightened self-interest and that means not letting commercial ties snap
What to do about China? That is the question animating leaders around the world, as the country’s strongman leader, Xi Jinping, aggressively asserts the Middle Kingdom’s putative resurgence. Whether on the border, in cyberspace, or in trade relations, Xi is cheerleader-in-chief of a China in an increasingly assertive mode. The feeling in Beijing, evidently, is that the days of “Pax Americana" are finally over; weakened by the folly of misguided wars, a financial crisis, and now a global pandemic—ironically emanating in China—the United States appears to have been brought to its knees.