“We make first our habits, and then our habits make us.”
- John Dryden (1631-1700)
Since the Sino-American Trade War got underway in March 2018, America’s leaders have been developing anti-China, even anti-Chinese, habits. Since then, China’s leaders have retaliated with their own anti-U.S., and even anti-American, habits.
Will the adversarial way in which America and China are interacting become so deeply ingrained that they make their Trade War a habit and, if so, become implacable adversaries?