To become a 21st century hegemon, China will need toshare its wealth

As part of the Guardian’s weeklong special about China, Isabel Hilton writes that in order for China to reach global superpower status, it first has to “share the internal wealth and build a more equal, well-educated society.” She writes, “Only two big ideas now survive from Mao’s copious outpourings: one is a truculent nationalism that seeks to restore China’s former pre-eminence, and the second the proposition that political power belongs exclusively to the Communist party…. China’s leaders aim to make China the 21st century’s superpower. Whether they will succeed, nobody really knows.” The full article is here.


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