China and the US may not become the best of friends, but they also need not be the bitterest of enemies. Photo: Reuters China and the US may not become the best of friends, but they also need not be the bitterest of enemies. Photo: Reuters
China and the US may not become the best of friends, but they also need not be the bitterest of enemies. Photo: Reuters
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Lessons of the Cold War – and the hot one in ancient Greece – are not lost on China and the US

  • While comparisons with the past may offer useful analysis of the major-power struggle of today, it’s foolish to try to predict what geopolitics will look like in the future
  • War is not inevitable – Washington and Beijing are going through a low point in their relations, but the incoming Biden administration is likely to bring positive change

China and the US may not become the best of friends, but they also need not be the bitterest of enemies. Photo: Reuters China and the US may not become the best of friends, but they also need not be the bitterest of enemies. Photo: Reuters
China and the US may not become the best of friends, but they also need not be the bitterest of enemies. Photo: Reuters
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.