Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan professor of political science and director of the Center for Chinese Studies, speaks to Bloomberg on Trump, trade, and China:

"China is trying to make an opportunity out of a bad situation. The Trump administration's moves on trade could negatively affect the Chinese economy at a time when it faces many internal challenges. But the U.S. has also antagonized many of its important trading partners and allies, so China is smart to try to counter the U.S."

Professor Gallagher's research areas are Chinese politics, comparative politics of transitional and developing states, and law and society.