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Superpower Showdown by Bob Davis, Lingling Wei

Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War

Bob Davis, Lingling Wei

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publication date: 25 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9780062953056
4 stars out of 5
Aime Williams
3 Jul 2020

"Bob Davis and Lingling Wei’s book traces the US-China stand-off back to the Clinton era"

The book argues that the animosity created by this trade war, which has spilled over into national security issues, is here to stay. The authors write that by the time the first portion of a deal was signed in January of this year, Trump was viewed by Beijing as just another bullying US president, causing China to cleave more closely to its state-led economic model. Even as the US accuses the telecoms company Huawei of being a national security risk, the authors quote an executive at China Mobile as saying the trade war has only served to boost Huawei’s popularity in China, at the expense of US companies.