“‘Donald Trump has inflicted pain on the Chinese,’ says Danny Russel, who was a top official on China policy in the White House and the State Department in the last Democrat administration.

“‘He’s created problems for them with tariff upon tariff, he’s embarrassed them and infuriated them,’ Russel tells me. ‘But he hasn’t been tough in denying them things they wanted, nor in setting limits on China’s behaviour. As his election plan shifted from Plan A – to run on the economy – to Plan B – wishing away the coronavirus – Trump has unleashed the hounds,’ – his anti-China attack dogs including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and trade adviser Pete Navarro…”

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