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

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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

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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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