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May 22, 2023

The China that could have been

Two new books question whether Beijing and Washington were destined for conflict.

Julian Gewirtz, Never Turn Back: China and the Forbidden History of the 1980s. Belknap Press, October 2022, 432 pp.

Stephen Roach, Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives. Yale University Press, November 2022, 448 pp.

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