Китай проигрывает дипломатическую игру?

СИНГАПУР. В 2016 году доля Китая в мировой экономике будет больше доли Америки с точки зрения паритета покупательной способности. Это событие первостепенной важности; в 1980 году, когда на Соединенные Штаты приходилось 25% мирового производства, доля Китая в мировой экономике составляла лишь 2,2%. И, тем не менее, после 30 лет геополитической компетентности китайцы, как кажется, находятся на грани потери ее как раз тогда, когда они в ней нуждаются больше всего.

Лидеры Китая были бы наивными и глупыми, если бы они делали ставку на то, что смогут добиться глобального превосходства за счет мирного и тихого роста своей страны. В какой-то момент Америка проснется от своего геополитического сна; уже есть признаки того, что она открыла один глаз.

Но Китай начал делать серьезные ошибки. После того как Япония поддалась давлению Китая и отпустила захваченный китайский траулер в сентябре 2010 года, Китай был вне себя от радости и потребовал извинений от Японии, приводя в замешательство японский истеблишмент.

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