Joe Biden has backed the wrong strategy on China, according to a scholar who said it stemmed from misinterpreting the Chinese narrative. Photo: AFP
Joe Biden has backed the wrong strategy on China, according to a scholar who said it stemmed from misinterpreting the Chinese narrative. Photo: AFP

China says ‘East is rising and West declining’, but has it been misunderstood?

  • The phrase has caught on among government officials and state media in describing Beijing’s view of a post-pandemic world
  • However, a Chinese scholar says the expression does not specifically predict or gloat about an American decline

Topic |   US-China relations
Joe Biden has backed the wrong strategy on China, according to a scholar who said it stemmed from misinterpreting the Chinese narrative. Photo: AFP
Joe Biden has backed the wrong strategy on China, according to a scholar who said it stemmed from misinterpreting the Chinese narrative. Photo: AFP
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