July 3, 2014

China Won't Be a Different Kind of Global Power

Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Even if China didn’t have such a long history of regional hegemony, it would still have a future of one assuming its impressive rise continues to outmatch the growth experienced by its neighbors and the United States. In this sense, it’s worth recalling the rise of the United States, the country Xi, Dingding and many other Chinese contrast Beijing with

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The Illusion of Chinese Power
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The belief that China is a global power is widespread, understandable, and wrong. more ››