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Weaker, poorer and less safe—how the coming battle between the US and China could damage Britain and Europe

The row over Huawei is just the beginning. And neither Britain nor Europe has a strategy yet

By Simon Fraser  

Imaginechina/SIPA USA/PA Images25% on $250 billion a year of Chinese imports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 200 points following the news, erasing a gain of 300 points earlier in the day. China didn't immediately respond to Trump's tweet, which he concluded by writing, "We look forward to continuing our positive dialogue with China." (Photo by Da qing - Imaginechina/Sipa USA)

After three decades of American dominance, we are on the brink of a return of two-power geopolitics—a competition between an America led by the simplistic populist nationalism of Donald Trump and a China that has become steadily more assertive as its economic and political power has grown. Confrontation over markets, power, ideas and systems is inevitable; the challenge will be whether conflict can be avoided, and a form of steady equilibrium…

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