Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Patrick Mendis
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang

From Taiwan to the belt and road, China’s ‘grand plan’ is to push the US out of Asia

  • Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang say the US should not take China’s talk of a ‘peaceful rise’ at face value, but must work with allies to move China towards international norms, rather than contain it

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Patrick Mendis

Patrick Mendis

Dr Patrick Mendis, a Harvard Kennedy School's former Rajawali senior fellow, is an associate-in-research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, a senior fellow of the Pangoal Institution in Beijing, and a distinguished visiting professor of Asian-Pacific affairs at Shandong University in Jinan, China. He is the author of Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and American Destiny Create a Pacific New World Order (see www.patrickmendis.com).

Joey Wang

Joey Wang

Joey Wang is a defence analyst in the United States.