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U.S. must learn to pressure China with the focused precision of a fracking operation

Some people fear China and fit the country into a framework of a Sisyphean challenge for the United States. The U.S. is Sisyphus, the mythological Greek figure condemned to push a giant boulder up a hill for eternity, only to have it roll back down as soon as it gets to the top. China is the boulder. And the hill is the U.S. goal of convincing China to respect — indeed, support — rules of law and the institutions that apply those laws equally, without discrimination.


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