Xi Jinping and the United States, the headlong rush?

President Xi Jinping, surrounded by Chinese leaders, attends a wreath laying ceremony in Tiananmen Square to mark Martyrs’ Day, on the eve of National Day in Beijing, China, September 30, 2022. REUTERS – THOMAS PETER

Since 2001 and China’s accession to the WTO, hopes for political liberalization have been shattered. On the contrary, we have witnessed a rise in power of the Chinese economy, the big winner of globalization, and a huge trade imbalance against the United States, which has only reinforced the rivalries between the American Eagle and the Chinese Dragon. The explanations of the sinologist Alain Wang, teacher at the Centrale Supélec school.

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