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Opinion: Understanding America’s China-Phobia

The Wall Street Journal’s bombshell story on Wendi Deng Murdoch’s close ties to Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, and her lobbying for a Chinese-funded project – which were deemed potential national-security risks – sparked a battery of concerns over China’s influence in the United States. Why is China’s business activity in the U.S. often linked to “national security risks,” with typical China-phobic rhetoric? Why does the panic towards Chinese economic influence still prevail in the U.S., even as the two countries’ economies become increasingly interconnected?

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