China Sees U.S. as a Competitor and a Declining Power, Insider Says

The senior leadership of the Chinese government increasingly views the competition between the United States and China as a zero-sum game, with China the likely long-range winner if the American economy and domestic political system continue to stumble, according to an influential Chinese policy analyst.

China views the United States as a declining power, but at the same time believes that Washington is trying to fight back to undermine, and even disrupt, the economic and military growth that point to China’s becoming the world’s most powerful country, according to the analyst, Wang Jisi, the co-author of “Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust,” a monograph published this week by the Brookings Institution in Washington and the Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University.

Mr. Wang, who has an insider’s view of Chinese foreign policy from his positions on advisory boards of the Chinese Communist Party and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, contributed an assessment of Chinese policy toward the United States. Kenneth Lieberthal, the director of the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings, and a former member of the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton, wrote the appraisal of Washington’s attitude toward China.

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One comment on “China Sees U.S. as a Competitor and a Declining Power, Insider Says

  1. John Wilkins says:

    Makes sense. Public education is being slowly destroyed. We have plenty of bread and circuses for the masses, but we refuse to invest in our youth as a country. We invest much in our military, but not much in our infrastructure. Corporations, which had benefitted by the enormous amount our state had pumped into the economy between 1940 and 1979, will find themselves having to compete in an unfair market with states willing to invest far more in all sorts of industries and research and development.