Last Friday’s Nobel Peace Price ceremony was widely interpreted as an embarrassment for China’s leadership. But it was more remarkable as the latest example of China’s growing ability to convince other countries to support it in international forums, and in particular in the multinational institutions that set the world’s rules.
Political scandals sometimes perform a valuable function in cleansing governments. They destroy the political careers of individuals of dubious character. More importantly, they can debunk political myths central to the... more ››