How Trump and Xi can make America and China poor again

If you think that the US-China trade dispute is going to be easily resolved, you're not paying attention. It's so much deeper than you think - and so much more dangerous.

If President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping do not find a way to defuse it soon, we are going to get where we're going - fracturing the globalisation system that has brought the world more peace and prosperity over the last 70 years than at any other time in history. And what we'll be birthing in its place is a digital Berlin Wall and a two-Internet, two-technology world: one dominated by China and the other by the United States.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2019, with the headline 'How Trump and Xi can make America and China poor again'. Print Edition | Subscribe