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Alan Doss
Opinion

Opinion

Alan Doss

How can liberal democracies best manage China’s re-emergence as a great power?

  • To cope with the redistribution of wealth and political power, democracies should strengthen defensive alliances, engage openly with Beijing and exercise strategic patience: given China’s demographic transformations, change may come from within

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Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Why did China react so strongly to Daryl Morey’s tweet and the NBA?

  • The reasons for its extraordinary reaction are more nuanced than simple government orchestration
  • But while national outrage has reached fever pitch, this narrow-minded nationalism does not bode well for China’s image overseas

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