- Decoupling from China is harder than many companies and governments think.
- Macron and von der Leyen travelled to Beijing to present a united European approach, but also brought business leaders.
- Anwar Ibrahim, prime minister of Malaysia, encouraged greater investment from China.
- Shifting supply chains around the world leaves the West less reliant on China, but fundamental vulnerability remains.
- Reducing dependence on the Chinese economy is likely to be much harder than it looks.
The west is in the grip of a decoupling delusion
Decoupling from China is harder than many think. Macron and von der Leyen travelled to Beijing, but Anwar Ibrahim encourages greater investment. Shifting supply chains leaves the West less reliant on China, but reducing dependence is harder than it looks.