Reuters has talked to three government advisers, all of whom want to use the trade war to push for liberalizing reforms.
“This could be an opportunity for China as the pressure from the United States could be turned into a driving force for reforms.”“The pressure on China is very big and we should have long-term preparations.”Adviser two:“The United States has requested China quicken reforms, which are also in line with our interests.”“We will push for market-oriented reforms, but we cannot be too hasty and we won’t completely copy the Western model.”Adviser three:“Reform is the only way. Previous reforms did not touch on politics, but there is no more room.”“We’ve reached a bottleneck if we only do economic reforms without changing politics.”
Get smart: Voices calling for liberalizing reforms have definitely grown louder over the past six months.
Get smarter: There are literally thousands of government advisers, so the voices of three (that decided to talk to Western media) are not necessarily representative.
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