July 13, 2012

The West Isn't Ready for the Rise of China

Kevin Rudd, New Statesman

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Distracted by economic crisis, social unrest and slipping influence, the west is completely unprepared for China's imminent global dominance. Australia’s ex-prime minister says we must act to build new bridges.

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