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Enough with the Politeness: China’s “Innovation Mercantilism” Threatens the World Economy, and Washington Needs to Speak Up

February 17, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

During Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit, Atkinson drew from his report for an op-ed in The Washington Monthly and called for less patience and more action, both domestically and internationally, to contain and roll back Chinese practices that ultimately will harm the entire global trading system. However closely connected the economies of the United States and China are, Atkinson says China still needs us more than we need China so we should make the most of current circumstances to bring about more balance into the relationship.