lørdag 30. mai 2020

China eyes ‘diversified’ relations as US becomes increasingly hostile, Beijing economic adviser says

China will seek “more diversified” external relations during a period when “globalisation is at a low ebb” to be able to thrive in a world where the United States is becoming increasingly hostile, according to a senior adviser to the Chinese leadership. Maintaining China’s place in the global supply chain will be a key theme for Beijing after the coronavirus, especially since Washington is becoming more aggressive in containing China’s rise, Cai Fang, a vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a major state-funded think tank, told the South China Morning Post.

“There are many things we can do … we need to talk with the Americans while we struggle against them,” Cai said on Wednesday. “And we should not put all our eggs in one basket. “We’ll seek more diversified international cooperation and industrial supply chains. The faster the US seeks decoupling, the quicker China will embrace the trend.”