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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:13 AM

China Doesn't Want a New World Order. It Wants This One.

Why would China go to the trouble of capsizing the global order when it can simply take it over?

China is in the midst of a fierce battle to salvage its reputation.

Under fire for their part in the pandemic and reproached for their move to assert control over Hong Kong, the country’s officials are in firefighting mode. Their approach has two parts. First, sell the China story — emphasizing its success in the fight against the coronavirus and glossing over its initial errors. Second, attack those who seek to tarnish the country’s image.

President Xi Jinping has left this battle to his subordinates. As the United States falters and the world spins into crisis, he has a bigger campaign to occupy him: taking over the international institutions, like the World Health Organization and the United Nations, that manage the world.

The plan bears a suitably benign and innocuous title — “Community With a Shared Future for Mankind.” First proposed by Mr. Xi in 2013 and introduced at the United Nations two years later, the concept revolves around the importance of consultation and dialogue, of inclusivity and consensus, of win-win cooperation and shared benefits. It is, in short, entirely vague. It contains no specific action points and no tangible outlines of a new world order.

That’s the point.

Contrary to speculation, China has always said it is not seeking to overthrow the global order. We should listen. Why would China go to the trouble of capsizing the global order when it can simply take it over, whole and intact?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/opinion/china-america-united-nations.html

Trump and the Republicans have willingly surrendered our international leadership role to China. The 21st century will be the Chinese century.

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kimbutgar Jun 4 #1

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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 12:22 PM

1. I read a book about the Chinese dynasties and remember they have been around a lot longer than

The US and by its history has experience in upheavals and adapting to disasters, political intrigue and invasions .

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