Chinese citizens look at their flag as they sing their national anthem during the opening ceremony of the FINA Swimming Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou on December 11. Photo: EPA-EFEChinese citizens look at their flag as they sing their national anthem during the opening ceremony of the FINA Swimming Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou on December 11. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese citizens look at their flag as they sing their national anthem during the opening ceremony of the FINA Swimming Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou on December 11. Photo: EPA-EFE
Zhengxu Wang
Opinion

Opinion

Zhengxu Wang

Forget the Thucydides Trap – a ‘rising’ China has no desire to go to war with the US, and Washington needs to dispel its paranoia

  • Zhengxu Wang says China only wants its territorial rights and to ensure higher living standards for its people – and the idea that the US ‘rules’ the world is a myth that needs to be debunked

Chinese citizens look at their flag as they sing their national anthem during the opening ceremony of the FINA Swimming Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou on December 11. Photo: EPA-EFEChinese citizens look at their flag as they sing their national anthem during the opening ceremony of the FINA Swimming Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou on December 11. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese citizens look at their flag as they sing their national anthem during the opening ceremony of the FINA Swimming Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou on December 11. Photo: EPA-EFE
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