So often we can’t tell which comes first, the egg or the chicken. Reading Gideon Rachman’s latest column, I wonder if China’s aggression towards Taiwan isn’t driven by the worsening economic outlook, rather than the other way around (Opinion, May 16).

Isn’t China’s “rise” overhyped anyway, as it is only about the left side of the balance sheet rather than the bottom right? It would be even more of a stretch to both acknowledge Xi Jinping as a self-proclaimed Marxist and to fantasise that “Xi still has that economic path to national greatness open”. When was the last time that a Marxist did not run the economy into the ground?

Zhao Xiaoou
Shanghai, China

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