The UK’s Institute of Art and Ideas brings us this debate between Oxford historian and broadcaster Rana Mitter, FT columnist Gideon Rachman, China commentator Isabel Hilton, and historian Robert Bickers, on the “consequences of the rise of a 21st century superpower.”
China is the new god of global economics. Certainly, the days of effortless American dominance are over. With a population five times that of Europe and the US combined will we live in a China-shaped shadow? And what of the economic system the West has fostered and the democracy it holds dear?