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Whose world is it anyway?

Once Japan was going to topple the US, now it’s meant to be China. Don’t hold your breath

By George Magnus  

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Every now and again, people think that they detect shifts in the world’s centre of gravity and make bold predictions of change that they eventually wish they hadn’t. Bearing this in mind, how should we think about the global axis that exists today between the US and China (along with Asia more broadly)?

People get things wrong. As dawn broke on the 20th century, Germany was…

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