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The World According to China

By: Elizabeth C. Economy
Narrated by: Charles Constant
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An economic and military superpower with twenty percent of the world's population, China has the wherewithal to transform the international system. Xi Jinping's bold calls for China to "lead in the reform of the global governance system" suggest that he has just such an ambition. But how does he plan to realize it? And what does it mean for the rest of the world?

In this compelling book, Elizabeth Economy reveals China's ambitious new strategy to reclaim the country's past glory and reshape the geostrategic landscape in dramatic new ways. Xi's vision is one of Chinese centrality on the global stage, in which the mainland has realized its sovereignty claims over Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the South China Sea, deepened its global political, economic, and security reach through its grand-scale Belt and Road Initiative, and used its leadership in the United Nations and other institutions to align international norms and values, particularly around human rights, with those of China. It is a world radically different from that of today. The international community needs to understand and respond to the great risks, as well as the potential opportunities, of a world rebuilt by China.

©2022 Elizabeth C. Economy (P)2022 Tantor

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Excellent Book on China Expansionism

This is a current and comprehensive presentation of China plans and coordinated and sustained initiatives to achieve global economic, political and military dominance and to displace the power of the USA and other current world-order leading countries. Areas discussed cover sovereignty goals and actions in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea and expansion into the Arctic, Belt and Road Initiative, digital silk road initiative, and attempted inroads into dominance of semiconductor design and production. Strategy and actions to dominate technologies such as 5G, AI, and their international standard-setting committees are presented.
Offsetting actions of the Trump and Biden administrations are summarized, and opportunities for future alliances and actions to offset economic and geopolitical coercion by China without precipitating cold/hot war are presented.
The book is well written and narrated.

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