Friday, June 07, 2019

China Rising

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai China

City Journal's Judith Miller reviews The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State by Elizabeth C. Economy. An excerpt:

Economy endorses a policy of “smart competition” with Beijing. This includes investing more in America’s great strength—its own science, research, technology, and social and physical infrastructure. Tensions could be reduced by emphasizing issues where the U.S. and China cooperate effectively—drug trafficking, counterterrorism, and clean energy—and by encouraging China as a regional and global power to do more. During the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, for instance, Beijing initially pledged just $161,000 per country to fight the virus; Washington pledged $313 million.

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