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For decades, the West has ignored the significance of China's rise – but we must recognise that it will be instrumental in all our futures
From funding professorships to censoring students, the Chinese state has more influence on British educational establishments than we realise.
What came out of the talks was a cluster of middling commitments, rehashed versions of older ideas, unfunded aspirations and plans to make plans.
The Biden administration views Russia as a declining power. China is now the US’s real global rival.
The theory that coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab is now considered credible. If true, it has grave implications for the world.
Vaccine shortages mean just 11 per cent of the nation have received a jab, with no immunisation surge in sight.
By boosting domestic demand for imported goods, the package will perpetuate US trade imbalances with China.
China’s new industrial strategy has proved as much of a shock to British politics as Brexit and the triumph of the SNP.
Post-pandemic China is roaring back, but its new proposals on environment and Hong Kong should concern the West.
Virus mutations mean that border restrictions are here to stay and inequities between nations are likely to emerge.