President Joe Biden after speaking on the June jobs report, which he hailed as proof of a “historic” recovery in the US economy. Photo: AFP President Joe Biden after speaking on the June jobs report, which he hailed as proof of a “historic” recovery in the US economy. Photo: AFP
President Joe Biden after speaking on the June jobs report, which he hailed as proof of a “historic” recovery in the US economy. Photo: AFP
Kishore Mahbubani
Opinion

Opinion

Kishore Mahbubani

Why the US-China contest will be fought in the heartlands of America

  • The US demonises China, but underestimates the real competition: the winner will be the society that takes better care of its bottom 50 per cent
  • Biden’s priority should be to jump-start the American economy by cooperating with other strong and dynamic economies, including China

President Joe Biden after speaking on the June jobs report, which he hailed as proof of a “historic” recovery in the US economy. Photo: AFP President Joe Biden after speaking on the June jobs report, which he hailed as proof of a “historic” recovery in the US economy. Photo: AFP
President Joe Biden after speaking on the June jobs report, which he hailed as proof of a “historic” recovery in the US economy. Photo: AFP
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Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani, a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, NUS, is the author of Has China Won?