In the last year, simmering tensions between the west and China have threatened to erupt. The standoff over Taiwan, and the struggle for control of the South China Sea, are only one flashpoint.
Alice Konghorn-Gray and Ben Wray speak to Ho-fung Hung, Wiesenfeld professor in political economy at Johns Hopkins University and author of several celebrated books on the Chinese model.
– What kind of power is China – and is the west heading to war with it in the future?
– In what sense can we talk of China as the ‘Germany’ of the 21st century.
– What internal contradictions does this emerging global power face?