Amid Trade War With U.S., There Are Signs Of Dissent Among China’s Economists



Rob Schmitz | NPR

On the day he became leader, Xi Jinping gave a speech about his dream for China. “To achieve the China dream,” Xi said, “we must take a Chinese path.” That path, Xi went on to say, was forged by decades of Communist rule and thousands of years of Chinese civilization. It’s a path that some in Beijing believe has led China straight into a trade war with the world’s largest economy. “This trade war is not between China and the U.S.,” says economist Sheng Hong. “It’s a war between China’s most powerful political interest group on one side, while the U.S. and the people of China are on the other.” Read more here