China Will Triumph in Trade War with the US: Chinese Think Tank

SCMP says in its report today titled “‘Time is on Beijing’s side’: China, not Trump, will triumph in trade war, former top Chinese officials say” that according to Wei Jiangguo a member of China Centre for International Economic Exchanges, a think tank affiliated with the Chinese government, China’s annual sales to Africa might exceed $500 billion in five years enough to replace US market so that China will win in the long run as China has been making long-term preparations for the trade war.

The report quotes Chen Wenling the think tank’s chief economist as saying, “[The trade war initiated by the US was intended] to contain China’s continuous development, to stop China’s socialist modernisation, to curtail China from rising to become a socialist modern power … and to thwart China’s plan of becoming a powerful country by the middle of this century,” Chen said.

“Once we realised that all you intend is to contain China … it’s clear we’ll never bow to you.”

They reflect the Chinese think tank’s view that China will never yield to US pressure and will be the final winner of the trade war.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on SCMP’s report, full text of which can be viewed at

2 Comments on “China Will Triumph in Trade War with the US: Chinese Think Tank”

  1. Steve says:

    China has been the largest exporter of goods since 2009. In 2013, China has become the largest trading nation in the world surpassing the US. It’s a landmark milestone for China. Compared to the US, China is a very wealthy country as it’s wealth provides considerable influence within the international system. It’s economic strength attracts other countries to enter mutually beneficial agreements with China such as the RCEP, etc.

    China-African trade relations are born out of China’s economic strength and geostrategic importance to the African nations, similar to ASEAN of the South China Sea and the LatAm Caribbean nations. Within the next decade, China’s political and economic influence worldwide will be enormous.

    And if the next POTUS is anything like Bush, Obama or Trump, where will America be.? One can only presume – sunk in humongous debts.