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Shirley Ze Yu
Opinion

Opinion

Shirley Ze Yu

China is seeking to promote its world view and roll back Westernisation. Can it succeed?

  • Beijing’s pursuit of global infrastructure expansion, economic primacy and a compelling China narrative are all part of the same mission
  • If China reclaims the title of the world’s top economy, Chinese civilisation will spread once again – the dawn of an era as golden as the Han dynasty

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Shirley Ze Yu

Shirley Ze Yu

Dr Shirley Ze Yu is Asia fellow at Ash Centre, Harvard Kennedy School, a senior visiting fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at London School of Economics, and an associate at the Lau China Institute at King's College London. She has held senior executive roles in Chinese and global corporations over the past decade, and was formerly a China Central Television (CCTV) news anchor.