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Why Xi won’t repeat Ming Dynasty mistakes

Author:
Pepe Escobar

China has learned from its own rich history and is applying those lessons to re-emerge as a major 21st century power.

With hybrid warfare 2.0 against China reaching fever pitch, the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative, will continue to be demonized 24/7 as the proverbial evil communist plot for economic and geopolitical domination of the “free” world, boosted by a sinister disinformation campaign. 

It’s idle to discuss with simpletons. In the interest of an informed debate, what matters is to find the deeper roots of Beijing’s strategy – what the Chinese learned from their own rich history and how they are applying these lessons as a re-emerging major power in the young 21st century.    

Let’s start with how East and West used to position themselves at the center of the world. 

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