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What The West Needs From Modi

One of the most serious is that supporters of the Quad as an alignment of democracies do not necessarily admire India’s charismatic but controversial prime minister, Narendra Modi. From an international relations standpoint, it makes perfect sense for democracies to work together to balance and contain China. But democracies, by definition, have their own internal politics. And in the internal politics of the West, many see Modi as an anathema.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Trump And Biden Both Vow To Reduce Reliance On China, But Methods Will Be ‘Night And Day’

Both men would pursue plans to repatriate the production of critical medical and drug supplies, and both would try to minimise their nation’s reliance on China. But analysts say that Trump is likely to drive unilaterally forward in isolation from US allies, while Biden is expected to take a more multilateral approach.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

The Dragon Rises

America’s open society allows for the infiltration of Chinese soft power organisations, such as the Confucius Society. America’s liberalism also makes it susceptible to disinformation campaigns and election meddling.Against China, the United States has the better hand. It has more and better allies than China, a better economy, a larger middle class, a more legitimate regime, a larger military, a greater soft power, and a superior political system.

Read Here | The Bulwark

Australia, China Trade War Ensures Mutual Destruction

China and Australia’s trade is interlinked in many areas but the largest value items are commodities Beijing arguably cannot readily source in sufficient supply elsewhere. This is often missed when Australia and China’s trade relationship is weighed against security ties with the US and a rapidly changing world order some view as a New Cold War.

Read Here | Asia Times

China’s foreign trade growth belies doubters

According to statistics released by the General Administration of Customs, China’s exports surged by 11.6 percent year-on-year in August, the fifth consecutive month of positive growth this year, a sign of the welcome improvement in the state of both the Chinese and global economies.

Read Here | China Daily

The Coming Global Technology Fracture

Today’s international trade regime was not designed for a world of data, software, and artificial intelligence. Already under severe pressure from China’s rise and the backlash against hyper-globalisation, it is utterly inadequate to face the three main challenges these new technologies pose.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

Why China Is Trying To Copy Japan’s Old Political Plan for Declaring Primacy In Asia

Asian history is now repeating itself. Like Japan, China is now another textbook example of power from wealth—and wealth from trade and commerce. For well over a century, China suffered under the West’s humiliation. Indeed, it suffered concurrent humiliations under Japanese aggression while fighting its own civil war.

Read Here | The National Interest

Rethinking Global Resilience

COVID-19 has highlighted the pressing need for better global risk management. So too has escalating climate change. As did the financial crisis. Urgent reform is required to tame the butterfly defect of globalization. These networked threats require changes in all parts of the system.

Read Here | Finance & Development

US-China Trade War: Who Is Really Bleeding More From Donald Trump’s Tariffs?

Americans are also increasingly questioning whether the US has benefited from making China a cold war enemy, and wondering if their government is spending too much time and effort to force change in China, while leaving plenty of urgent matters at home unattended.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

The Eurasian Century Has Already Begun

Eurasia is not monolithic and does not constitute an anti-American bloc, but it is much larger economically, has more and better-educated people and is catching up with the dwindling number of technologies in which America still holds the lead. As the US turns to the task of putting its own house in order, the Eurasian Century has already begun.

Read Here – Asia Times

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