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While presiding over a White House in chaos, Donald Trump has managed a once-in-a-generation overhaul of America's China policy. Beijing, by contrast, has amassed enormous state capacity which it expends in a disciplined, if brutal, fashion.    © Illustration by Hiroko Oshima
The Big Story

US election: Trump's China policy is here to stay, no matter who wins

Allies see America as tougher, but weaker

RICHARD MCGREGOR, Contributing writer | North America

In mid-2018, just as Donald Trump was launching his first broadsides in a trade war against China, I arrived in Beijing on a semiregular trip to try to grasp how the country's political establishment saw the U.S. president.

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