China’s Rise, US Opposition, and The Implications for Israel (L-R) Israeli PM Netanyahu and President Xi Jinping pictured in Beijing, March 2017. Feng Yongbin/China Daily

Shalom Salomon Wald (w/ an Introduction by Dennis Ross), Jewish People’s Policy Institute, March 20, 2020

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This article offers assessments of China in a clear-eyed and non-polemical fashion. It offers not an apology but an explanation for why China, having suffered a century of humiliation by external powers in the 19th century, is focused on re-establishing its role in the world – a role it believes its global economic weight entitles it to have. The Chinese response to the coronavirus is a vivid reminder of the fear that constrains honest discussion or reporting or intellectual development in that vast country.

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