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
Alan Doss is president of the Kofi Annan Foundation. A former special representative of the UN Secretary General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Alan has worked for the United Nation on peacekeeping, development and humanitarian assignments around the world. In 1979 he was appointed deputy resident representative of UNDP, opening the first international development cooperation programme and office in China.