Interesting bit of heterodoxy going on in China. One wonders if it's approved by Xi Jinping and co, for some obscure reason. Maybe a return to Deng's dictum to hide China's light under a bushel?
This also follows a recent article in the SCMP by the reliable Tom Holland which threw doubt on China's ability to tit-for-tat with the US, which article I think I posted recently.
It would be good if these assessments were true, for only they give some hope of a more reciprocal outcome (China being fairer!) vs two nearly equal giants duking it out and like two fighting elephants, trampling the grass and any onlookers.