A Secret Service agent guards his post on the roof of the White House in 2011, prior to then Chinese president Hu Jintao’s visit. Photo: AFP
A Secret Service agent guards his post on the roof of the White House in 2011, prior to then Chinese president Hu Jintao’s visit. Photo: AFP
Martin Powers
Opinion

Opinion

Martin Powers

US-China conflict? Not really – with respect to freedom, both nations share a common heritage

  • Those calling for the Anglosphere’s resistance to China’s rise frame the matter as zero-sum battle for liberty, but the history of the idea is more complicated
  • On paper today, both countries accept equality and the people’s happiness as ideals; working towards those goals is more a matter of policy than ideology

A Secret Service agent guards his post on the roof of the White House in 2011, prior to then Chinese president Hu Jintao’s visit. Photo: AFP
A Secret Service agent guards his post on the roof of the White House in 2011, prior to then Chinese president Hu Jintao’s visit. Photo: AFP
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