Decoupling? De-risking? Let trade numbers speak

Trade. The primary indicator that reflects if China and the United States get along. Although the notions of "decoupling" and "de-risking" are embraced by some American politicians, they wouldn't want to touch upon real trade numbers. The fact is, even under the impact of the pandemic, China-U.S. goods trade has been resilient, reaching a record high of $690 billion in 2022. Moreover, trade volume from 2013 to 2022 remained amazingly steady. On the other hand, the U.S.-initiated trade war and tariffs have hurt not only the American economy and American people, but the global market and people worldwide. It's time for a change.

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