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China Monitor: Beijing chalks up a win with new Asian bank as the US comes under pressure on trade pact

Overview

Late imperial theorists of statecraft in China evolved the notion of “setting the barbarians to fight the barbarians”: they hoped to encourage the British, Japanese, Russians, French Germans and other predators on the Middle Kingdom would squabble among themselves and thus neutralize their pressure on China. It rarely worked in an era in which the Qing Empire was usually the loser in its international relations reflecting its internal weakness. But now Beijing is enjoying...

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