Our cover this week looks at the growing rivalry between China and America. For the past 25 years America has believed that economic integration would make China not just wealthier but also more liberal, pluralistic and democratic. Today, however, America has come to see China as a strategic rival—a malevolent actor and a rule-breaker. President Donald Trump is right to think that a strong America needs to challenge China’s behaviour. But to avoid a vicious cycle of belligerence he also needs to honour America’s values and work with its allies
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