(Deutsche Welle) China is investing in a parallel international institutional order. As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Washington, the US and Europe need to rethink their approach, argues guest commentator Thorsten Benner.
Exactly 10 years ago today, Robert Zoellick, US Deputy Secretary of State at the time, urged China to become a "responsible stakeholder." He argued that "China has a responsibility to strengthen the international system that has enabled its success." […]
As Alexander Cooley has documented, China – with Russia by its side – has "experimented with and refined a number of new tools, practices, and institutions that are meant to shield their regimes from external criticism and to erode the norms that inform and underlie the liberal international political order."
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