China-US tensions

China draws closer to its neighbours

As China and the United States headed into a trade war on July6, a new worry among the Chinese surfaced that the US was moving to contain China.

The Global Times newspaper urged China to guard against the escalating trade tensions between the two economic superpowers spilling into other areas.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2018, with the headline 'China draws closer to its neighbours'. Print Edition | Subscribe