Quote of the week

“The problem is that standing up to China has now become a clash of not only trade and military national interest, but a bipartisan issue uniting Democrats and Republicans in Washington. So even if Xi and Trump come up with some simulacrum of a trade deal, it will do nothing to resolve these other deeper and increasingly antagonistic questions that divide the two countries.” (Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York, quoted on the South China Morning Post website, 23 June 2019)