Beijing’s response to tariffs proposed by the United States has been restrained, so far. But China knows it has more weapons in its arsenal.
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The historian Shen Zhihua says the Communist Party should relax. “I would say: ‘Those mistakes were made in the past, not now, and we need to learn from our mistakes.’”
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