Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — August 3, 2020

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A Chinese academic says trade can no longer be the cornerstone of the China-US relationship. Photo: AFP

Jun Mai, SCMP: Ramp up China-US defence talks to stabilise rocky relations, expert urges

* Nanjing University’s Zhu Feng says trade can no longer be a foundation for a strong relationship
* He tells Beijing to be on alert for attempts by the Trump administration to stoke tension

Beijing should restart high-level defence talks with Washington to ease pressure in ties between the two powers,
which are at their lowest level in decades, according to a prominent Chinese academic.

“With China-US ties in the state they are today, trade relations can no longer serve as the cornerstone of stable ties,” Nanjing University US specialist Zhu Feng wrote in the Global Times , a tabloid affiliated with Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily .

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — August 3, 2020

How Should the EU Stand Up to China’s Power? — Michael Roth, Der Spiegel

China’s actions risk Hong Kong’s future as global financial center — Srinivas Mazumdaru, DW

The U.S. Military Has Now Been Engaged In Iraq For 30 Years — Paul Iddon, Forbes

Why a Nuclear-Free North Korea Is A Dream That Needs to Die — Doug Bandow, National Interest

Teddy Afro: How do we negotiate over the Nile? — Christine Yohannes, BBC

Turkey Is Wielding Influence All Over the Arab World — The Economist

Berlin protests against coronavirus rules divide German leaders — Kate Connolly, The Guardian

Is Western Europe Losing Its Grip on COVID? — Ryan Cooper, The Week

Why Putin Chose to Extend His Rule — Alexander Baunov, Moscow Times

Elections provide U.S. and Iran a brief window to lower tensions: think tank — Jonathan Landay, Reuters

Washington isn’t listening to the Air Force and Space Force — Col. Keith Zuegel, Defense News

Attacks on Big Tech Will Undercut Peace and Prosperity — Dan Gouré, Real Clear Defense

Beyond TikTok: Who else might President Trump ban? — Chris Baraniuk & Leo Kelion, BBC

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