Graeme Maxton

Graeme Maxton

Graeme Maxton is a full member and past secretary general of the Club of Rome, a global network of renowned independent thinkers dedicated to addressing the challenges facing humanity. His latest book

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Beijing faces a choice: open up or stagnate
For decades, China’s development path has seemed clear. State management of key industries coupled with some level of free-market liberalization elsewhere has made it easy to imagine that the country would soon return to superpower glory. But that will not happen now. China will have to accept a US-dominated world order or step into the slow lane. There will be no Pacific century and all those historical wrongs will not be righted, certainly not this time. America has played its Trump hand very well. What China has achieved socially and economically over the past 40 years is remarkable by any standard. From being a poor agriculture-based country at the end of the Cultural Revolution, it has
Beijing faces a choice: open up or stagnate