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Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

China and the US are moving away from cooperation and towards more denunciations of capitalism and socialism

  • Tom Plate says Beijing’s tighter control and scepticism of Western ideas – like capitalism – have sadly coincided with a new US anti-socialism which seems opposed to government itself

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Peter T. C. Chang
Opinion

Opinion

Peter T. C. Chang

Are Confucian China and the Christian West destined to clash? How religion can explain the new cold war

  • Peter T. C. Chang says China’s Confucian heritage means it can tolerate multiple belief systems ‘under heaven’, but the US’ insistence on liberal democracy has echoes of Christian exclusivism

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