China rivalry

Thirty years after Tiananmen Square, that event can be seen as securing the Communist party’s grip on power. Now Beijing has shown in a white paper the strength of its position in the US trade war. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

Donald Trump’s unnecessary fight for domination is increasingly being framed as a zero-sum game

Events have upended western assumptions about China’s path to democracy

China believes its near-monopoly gives it leverage over the US but supply cuts would spur rival producers

Both sides should step back and seek sectoral and industry specific deals

Last year’s global market panic has not been repeated this time — yet

American and British interests diverge on the largest question of the century

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Small victories in a trade war come at the price of hard-won global leadership

Investors need to wake up to the risk of messier politics contaminating economics

Letter from George Magnus, London, UK

Letter from Tony Barcroft, Chester, UK