Listen: China, Xi Jinping, China Shuzhen discussed on Morning Edition
"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And Rachel Martin. President Trump meets China's leader Xi Jinping at the g twenty summit in Argentina tomorrow. The two we'll obviously have a lot to discuss in particular, the trade war that doesn't seem to have an end in sight as NPR's. Rob Schmitz reports pressure inside China is mounting over. She's response and how he has managed relations with the US. On the day. He became leader Xi Jinping gave a speech about his dream for China Shuzhen to achieve this dream. He said we must take Chinese path a path forged by decades of communist rule and thousands of years of Chinese civilization. A path says economists Chung hole, which has led China into a trade war with the United States. Make this trade war is not between China and the us. It's a war between China's most powerful political interest group on one side while the US and the people of China are on the other if China yields to the US request for fair trade, this will be good for all Chinese Shung heads. The Uniroyal institute of economics in Beijing. He says China's seems to have abandoned the decades-old policy of reforming its markets and opening up trade in favor of a new so-called China model of state capitalism dominated by China's state owned enterprises a model he says that's incompatible with fair trade in his damaging China's economy legitimate put. The China model assumes economic growth is due to government control. This is not in line with the facts one hundred percent of Chinese companies were owned by the state in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight and our economy was terrible as the state gave up Mark control to the private sector. Our economy grew we must keep doing that. That's why Shung and other prominent intellectuals in China have sacrificed their careers to publicly criticize their government's handling of trade negotiations with President Trump. They argue that what Trump is asking for opening China's markets to the private sector and eliminating unfair competition from state run companies will not only be good for US companies, but also for Chinese people because China's private sector employees three times more people than its state, run sector and it accounts for most of China's economic growth that Xi Jinping has dug in his heels. China's economy continues to outpace much of the world, and he has continued to promote the state heavy China model she has kind of painted himself into a corner. Arthur Kroeger is author of China. Economy. What everyone needs to know? He's sort of like said, okay. We have this China model doing something. China needs to become this great power. He can't back down from that. Gruber says the style of leadership is a departure from former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping whose credo of dealing with the outside world was hide your strength. And bide your time genius of done shopping. Hide my strategy is that it gives you a lot of freedom of movement. You have not committed yourself to anything specific that it would be difficult to back down from Kroger says the problem with Xi Jinping's assertive style is that when he's challenged as he is now by Trump he has to stand his ground, and that can become costly Shenghong says this stance also leads to an inability to listen to criticism like his last month. Sean was about to get on a plane to Boston where he was going to give a talk at Harvard. They did from Wendy. Shirt. Police stopped me at the airport. They said if I left China, it would threaten state security. I was shocked a week after I spoke to Shung authorities shut down as economic institute. He says Beijing's inability to listen to criticism from within is like riding in a car with a filthy windshield speeding ahead without seeing the road while enjoying the beautiful views out the side windows at some point says Shung, you're bound to crash, rob."