In his regular column in Japanese publication Diamond Online, Yoshikazu Kato, Adjunct Associate Professor of the Asia Global Institute, discusses why President Xi Jinping has shown "restraint" in the way he manages the trade war with the US and the protests in Hong Kong. These two issues, he writes, are directly related to the core concerns of the Chinese Communist Party: the nation's economy, and Taiwan.
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This article first appeared in Diamond Online on October 8, 2019. The views expressed in the reports featured are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Asia Global Institute’s editorial policy.