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Politics

Trump's global retreat is an illusion

The US maintains global role, while China struggles to project power

| China
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in Washington on Jan. 30.   © Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump is often portrayed as retreating from global leadership and paving the way for China's unstoppable rise under President Xi Jinping.

The reality is more complex. 

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