The world is at war, the Chinese communist party is a superpower and the world is on fire.
And if the U of S doesn’t understand the current state of affairs, it’s not likely to win in the future.
This week, we ask the authors of the New Yorker’s “The World in Our Hands” to examine the country’s state of mind and explain why so many people are taking a stand against Beijing’s regime.
For one, the author says, “There is a certain cynicism in the U.’s view of the world, which has become the most pervasive view of China in recent memory.”
But it’s the U’s view of what it considers to be the “other,” namely the world.
In the book, published this week, Chinese scholar Li Yimou explores what the U, and its allies, are really trying to accomplish in the world today.
It’s a fascinating and often depressing read.
In one chapter, Li begins by describing the global “pink tide” that has swept the world in recent decades, and what that means for the U and its global partners.
“For the first time since World War II, there are now fewer than two million U.N. member states,” he writes.
“That is a staggering achievement.
Yet even though the number of states is increasing, the number that really matter is the number in China.”
This “pinky tide” has been so overwhelming that the U is trying to turn the tide.
“To get the rest of the planet to see that you’re the only superpower, that you have to make them see that it’s a great thing,” Li writes.
He cites an example: in June, the U sent an envoy to China to discuss ways to better coordinate efforts between the two countries, including how to promote cooperation on climate change.
China, the former colonial power that occupies most of the South China Sea, has also expressed concern over the U-S.
relationship with China.
As we noted last week, President Trump recently announced that he will cut all U.s. funding to the United Nations.
In the world’s third-largest economy, this could mean a lot of Chinese money that would be lost to the U., especially in terms of climate change and other issues that are directly related to the environment.
But the real reason that Li writes about the U in this book is because he believes that the current U- and U-s are “very much in the dark about the other,” namely China.
“If we don’t get our act together in terms to confront China in a way that we know China is going to get its act together, we are going to be in a very bad place,” Li says.
“I think that is the most important lesson I learned from ‘The World In Our Hands,'” he continues.
“We’re at war.
We’re not at peace.
And I think we can’t let this war go on.”
In his book, Li describes a number of ways that the Chinese government is attempting to influence and manipulate the world and the people around the world — including the U — in an attempt to keep the global communist party in power.
The authors, who are professors of international relations at Princeton University, argue that Beijing is “a deeply interwoven part of the global economy, a deeply interconnected part of our lives, and a deeply interdependent part of global politics.”
“It is not just the U,” Li concludes.
“It is the U that is in the center of everything.
That is why it is important that we have a conversation about the Chinese people and how they interact with the world.”
“The World” is available now on Amazon and in bookstores.