The challenge of one world, two systems

The accelerating breakdown in relations between China and the United States is the most significant current event. How is this to be managed, given today's global interdependence?

Three recent pieces of evidence reveal alarm over the rise of China to its current status as the world's "junior superpower", in the words of Professor Yan Xuetong of Tsinghua University.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 31, 2019, with the headline 'The challenge of one world, two systems'. Print Edition | Subscribe