U.S. Role In The World

The double-edged sword of China

By Victor David Hanson ● The Washington Times ● 11/22/2017

Contemporary China’s behavior reflects that of a rising Japan from the 1930s and 1940s, with parallels also taking place on the wider regional and global sphere: purported Western decline, bellicosity towards neighbors, visions of a region and trading block led by a rising power. The West scoffed at a rising Japan and suffered the consequences, and the question remains whether that too will be repeated today.


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