Today’s communist China is not only rapidly producing billionaires, its economy is forecast to overtake that of the US in coming years. Its people are patriotic, and there is little open support for Western-style democracy. Photo: AFP
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

Rich, autocratic China is too powerful an adversary for any democracy

  • In this new cold war, the US and other democracies that abide by fair and open rules of engagement cannot stop China claiming its place as the world’s No 1 superpower. Where will that leave the rest of the world?

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Today’s communist China is not only rapidly producing billionaires, its economy is forecast to overtake that of the US in coming years. Its people are patriotic, and there is little open support for Western-style democracy. Photo: AFP
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