For decades, China’s development path has seemed clear. State management of key industries coupled with some level of free-market liberalisation elsewhere have made it easy to imagine that the country would soon return to superpower glory.
But that will not happen now. China will have to accept a US-dominated world order or step into the slow lane. There will be no Pacific century and all those historical wrongs will not be righted, certainly not this time...
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