Good grief. Stop the kow towing, Paul:
The past is a foreign country replete with false trails for the future. The two worst false trails for Australia in dealing with China are that the world is seeing a new Cold War, and that the emerging China threat will finish in a 20th-century style “victory and defeat” scenario.
China is not the Soviet Union. It is not Hitler’s Germany. Such comparisons are useful not for their similarities but for their differences. China is a more formidable rival for America than was the Soviet Union but it is less dangerous, a paradox offering hope but filled with challenge.
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