A flooded street along the swollen Rongjiang river after heavy rains in Rongan, in China’s southern Guangxi region, on July 2. Waves of change are to be expected, but they become unmanageable when they collide to create massive shocks. Climate change driven by economic growth is one example. Photo: AFP A flooded street along the swollen Rongjiang river after heavy rains in Rongan, in China’s southern Guangxi region, on July 2. Waves of change are to be expected, but they become unmanageable when they collide to create massive shocks. Climate change driven by economic growth is one example. Photo: AFP
A flooded street along the swollen Rongjiang river after heavy rains in Rongan, in China’s southern Guangxi region, on July 2. Waves of change are to be expected, but they become unmanageable when they collide to create massive shocks. Climate change driven by economic growth is one example. Photo: AFP
Jonathan Brill
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Jonathan Brill

In a world of rogue waves, US-China contest is really about survival

  • With climate change, cyberattacks and more pandemics promising greater repeated shocks, great power is about building resilience to radical change

A flooded street along the swollen Rongjiang river after heavy rains in Rongan, in China’s southern Guangxi region, on July 2. Waves of change are to be expected, but they become unmanageable when they collide to create massive shocks. Climate change driven by economic growth is one example. Photo: AFP A flooded street along the swollen Rongjiang river after heavy rains in Rongan, in China’s southern Guangxi region, on July 2. Waves of change are to be expected, but they become unmanageable when they collide to create massive shocks. Climate change driven by economic growth is one example. Photo: AFP
A flooded street along the swollen Rongjiang river after heavy rains in Rongan, in China’s southern Guangxi region, on July 2. Waves of change are to be expected, but they become unmanageable when they collide to create massive shocks. Climate change driven by economic growth is one example. Photo: AFP
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