People's Liberation Army soldiers assemble during military training at the Pamir Mountains in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on January 4. China needs to allay fears that it will use its growing military might to cow its neighbours. Photo: AFP
People's Liberation Army soldiers assemble during military training at the Pamir Mountains in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on January 4. China needs to allay fears that it will use its growing military might to cow its neighbours. Photo: AFP
Paul Sheard
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Sheard

Three realities for the West to understand about China

  • As China’s economy continues to grow, Beijing will not wish to change a system that works well, especially when it sees things differently from the US
  • The era of Pax Americana needs to be followed by an era of cooperation, with help from friends, to create global security and prosperity

People's Liberation Army soldiers assemble during military training at the Pamir Mountains in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on January 4. China needs to allay fears that it will use its growing military might to cow its neighbours. Photo: AFP
People's Liberation Army soldiers assemble during military training at the Pamir Mountains in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on January 4. China needs to allay fears that it will use its growing military might to cow its neighbours. Photo: AFP
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