By nickel-and-diming its allies, the U.S. is effectively disarming itself in its economic struggle with China.
For Minxin Pei's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The trade war is a manifestation of the strategic competition between the two powers.
The unfolding geopolitical contest between China and the United States has been described by many as a new cold war. If it ever becomes a hot one, the flash point could be Taiwan, owing in large part to Chinese policy toward the island. China's government ...
While China's neighbors will undoubtedly welcome any respite from Chinese belligerence, they will not be fooled by sweet talk — or even sweet trade deals.
China is increasingly entrenched in an unsustainable arms race with the U.S.
Far from a rejuvenated hegemon poised to reshape the global economy, Xi's China has been exposed as a giant with feet of clay.
By raising the double-freeze solution, China put the ball in America's court, and placed the onus for resolving the crisis squarely on Trump's shoulders.
Far from a sign of strength, the Chinese regime's mistreatment of Liu Xiaobo amounted to an indication of its weakness, insecurity and fear.
India and Japan are demonstrating that Asia's major powers can frustrate Chinese ambitions without the U.S.
Donald Trump's presidency has already upended the key assumptions underpinning China's post-Cold War grand strategy.