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Trump has 1.3 billion reasons not to pick a fight with China

His rhetorical blasts may fan Chinese patriotism and create a backlash that will make doing deals even harder
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 05:50

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Mr Trump's hectoring could stoke nationalism in a year where China's leaders including Mr Xi (above) are already working hard to instill public pride and stress unity.

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Mr Trump's (above) hectoring could stoke nationalism in a year where China's leaders including Mr Xi are already working hard to instill public pride and stress unity.

Hong Kong

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked China on everything from trade to Taiwan to pressure his counterpart Xi Jinping to cede ground. In doing so, he risks a backlash that could make doing deals even harder.

China has a population of 1.3 billion, and its

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