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China – US tensions could last until 2035 – expert at state think tank

China and the US may be stuck in a cycle of "fighting and talking" until 2035, according to a senior researcher at a state-backed think tank.

Relations will get worse before they get better and for the next few years both sides will test each other’s strategic intentions and be prone to misjudgments which make trade talks difficult, said Zhang Yansheng, chief researcher at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, who previously worked at the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic planner.

Zhang noted that things will be most difficult between 2021  and . . .

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