Hankla: Is China too big to tame?

Posted On March 21, 2021

Writing for Singapore’s news outlet, Channel News Asia, Dr. Charles Hankla discussed the dilemma that the US is facing when it comes to dealing with China: How to engage China positively while countering its assertive moves.

“China is due to surpass the United States in economic size in 2028, the first time since the late 19th century that America will not rank first. Moreover, China is the largest trading partner of all Quad countries except the United States,” he wrote. “China is rising and will naturally desire more influence, including over the structures of the international system. The policy challenge is to accommodate that rise while protecting the stability of global relationships and the rights of all countries.”

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