Xi Jinping Has More Clout Than Donald Trump. The World Should Be Wary

Do Not Expect Mr Xi to Change China, or the World, for the Better

American presidents have a habit of describing their Chinese counterparts in terms of awe. A fawning Richard Nixon said to Mao Zedong that the chairman’s writings had “changed the world”. To Jimmy Carter, Deng Xiaoping was a string of flattering adjectives: “smart, tough, intelligent, frank, courageous, personable, self-assured, friendly”.

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