December 06, 2018

Chen Guangcheng, distingushed fellow, policy research, published commentary on The Washington Post about understanding the perspective of regular Chinese citzens on the potiential trade war.

...It might seem counterintuitive to many Americans that people in China would call for more tariffs, as though welcoming economic damage at home. But most ordinary Chinese people don’t see it that way. They commonly believe tariffs will hurt the Communist Party far more than regular people, since it’s the party that manipulates trade to line its pockets and prop up the economy. If the regime runs low on funds because of the tariffs, the economic prosperity it relies on for its legitimacy could be destabilized...

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