The First Book to Explain China's Success: Talent at the Top, Data in the Middle, Democracy at the Bottom.
The Coronavirus epidemic triggered a change of the global balance of power: by the end of 2020 there were more hungry children, more poor, homeless, drug addicted, and imprisoned people in America than in China.
Why China Leads the World investigates why the epidemic accelerated the change of global leadership and examines China's bigger, steadier economy, its leadership in science, stronger military, more powerful allies, and wider diplomatic support.
Crammed with charts, footnotes, and quotes, it is a profoundly disturbing book, but one that helps you understand the tectonic shift, adapt to this new era, and thrive in it.
The size of China's displacement of the world balance is such that the world must find a new balance. It is not possible to pretend that this is just another big player. This is the biggest player in the history of the world. Lee Kuan Yew: The Future of US-China Relations. The Atlantic.
China's grand strategy is simple: create a home for the world's happiest people, establish the world's best diplomatic relationships, its strongest economy, healthiest environment, most powerful military, newest technologies, and best human rights record. At that point, the world's hearts and minds will follow.
If we could just be China for one day we could actually authorize the right decisions. Our One-Party Democracy. Thomas L. Friedman. The New York Times