[Opinion] The Myth of Apolitical China: Why the West Refuses to Accept China’s Superpower Status

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China is capable of being a political actor, though it remains incapable of vying for the superpower status, writes Ramzy Baroud. The sooner we acknowledge that China is an influential political entity that operates according to a clear and decisive political strategy, the more meaningful our understanding of the geopolitical transformation in Asia, and the rest of the world, will be.
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The Myth of Apolitical China: Why the West Refuses to Accept China’s Superpower Status

An article by Gideon Rachman in the Financial Times last July is a prime example of  western intelligentsia’s limited understanding of China’s unhindered rise as a superpower. “Becoming a superpower is a complicated business. It poses a series of connected questions about capabilities, intentions and will,” Rachman wrote.To help us understand what this claim precisely means, the FT writer uses an analogy. “To use a sporting analogy, you can be a…

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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