Cold War mentality a roadblock to effective China-US collaboration

China's drive to achieve self-reliance is entirely defensive; its openness in trade and investment supports the US jobs and economic growth. Amid former US President Donald Trump's intense trade war, exports to China in 2019 supported 758,000 jobs in the US, as per the United States Trade Representative; the number rose to more than one million, according to a latest report by the US-China Business Council.