A security officer walks past a display with the Chinese flag at a technology expo in Beijing on October 31, 2019. The US-China trade war has given expression to many global anxieties about China’s rise. Photo: AP
Ian Inkster
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Inkster

A rising China will not become a global aggressor – it has too much to lose and enough space to transform

  • While some fear that resurgent communist ideology will undo China’s gains and spark aggression towards other nations, this is unlikely because of how enmeshed China’s economy is with the West
  • Seeing China as a system in transition allows for greater space for innovative responses, including to the question of Taiwan and Hong Kong
A security officer walks past a display with the Chinese flag at a technology expo in Beijing on October 31, 2019. The US-China trade war has given expression to many global anxieties about China’s rise. Photo: AP
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