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Properly Characterizing China; Concrete Plan Needed

Properly Characterizing China Former President Donald Trump had a lot of choice descriptors for China, many of them crude. Europe tried the term “strategic competitor” but that sounded relatively benign. The G-7 this past weekend more properly gave the Middle Kingdom the moniker of being a “systemic challenge.” The leaders spoke to China’s “non-market” economic interventions and forced labor. They agreed to “develop coordinated action,” having none currently in hand. Ryan Heath of Politico noted the hypocrisy of the G-7 meeting, demanding that global food markets remain open and market-oriented, while criticizing China’s non-market economy but talking up their own price fixing sch...

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