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US-China ties: It's not a clash of civilisations

Attempts by US policymakers to depict China as an existential threat to the West and their bid to contain and perhaps even defeat its values are misguided

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China's Vice-Premier Liu He and President Trump at a trade meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 4, 2019. The Trump administration has gone out of its way to brand China as a global threat, sounding the alarm about its influence around the world, including in Europe, Africa and the Arctic.

TRYING to deconstruct President Donald Trump's foreign policy and national security agenda has become a full-time job for diplomats and pundits in Washington, DC, and in other world capitals.

In fact, many of those studying the subject have concluded that there is probably no grand...

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