Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Beijing. Photo: EPA
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

There’s an imperial elephant in the room: China

Apologists for imperialism and its critics are too busy bickering over their interpretations of history – and a controversial paper by a former Hong Kong journalist – to notice what’s going on right now

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Beijing. Photo: EPA
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