Seeing things China’s way
There is much talk of restoring US global leadership under Biden, but for Beijing this ignores the extent to which global power has shifted, explains Nigel Inkster.
The state of the world, according to Beijing
The world is facing a period of change not seen in the past 100 years, Beijing argues. Peace and development remain the themes of the times, even as the international environment is becoming increasingly complex with a significant increase in instability and uncertainty. The East is rising, the West is in decline and the tide of history is flowing in China’s favour. The United States is riven with contradictions of class, race and generation that have given rise to widespread violence, culture wars and deep political division. The invasion of the US Capitol building has shattered the myth of American democracy. And the manifest failures of the US government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic testify to the inherent strengths of the Chinese system.
Por: Nigel Inkster (Senior Adviser for Cyber Security and China)
Fonte: IISS, em 16 de Fevereiro de 2021