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Nicholas Ross Smith
Opinion

Opinion

Nicholas Ross Smith

Why China’s dreams of global leadership are fading fast

  • China projects a narrative of being a benevolent and empathetic global leader but, domestically, the narratives coalesce more around nationalist assertions of China as a growing international power
  • Reconciling this ‘two-level game’ at the heart of its foreign policy is vital

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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