Andrew J. Nathan, the Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, was quoted in the October 31, 2017 Washington Post article “Xi Showed His Hand, Now It’s Trump’s Turn to Play His Cards in Asia.”
The article is about Xi Jinping’s recent address at the 19th Communist Party Congress that asserted that China should play a more dominant role in Asia. Professor Nathan noted that China’s attempts to gain influence in Asia (and in other parts of the world) often are met with resistance. “I’m not entirely sure why that is — I mean, the U.S. has done a lot of bad things, but the U.S. seems more trusted and accepted,” Professor Nathan said. “Chinese money may be accepted, and Chinese influence yielded to when necessary, but I don’t find Chinese ‘leadership’ being much welcomed either by its near neighbors or in Africa and Europe.”
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