Thursday, January 13, 2005


Even as we have been sceptical of the China story -- and argued against breathless genuflection to this would-be superpower, we are well aware of the conventional wisdom of China being the principal challenger to the US for superpower status.

In this context, we tip our hat to Martin Vander Weyer for his The Spectator essay on Why China will not be a Superpower (free registration required). Here he argues that China has no exportable culture, she is militarily overrated and her economy is not as successful as it is cracked up to be -- therefore, it’s time we abandoned our superstitious dread of Beijing.


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