Andrew J. Nathan, the Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, was quoted in the December 5, 2017 United Press International article “Analyst: Xi Jinping’s power grab copes with U.S. distrust.”
The article is about how Chinese President Xi Jinping’s may be consolidating his power following the recent 19th Party Congress. “I think the Chinese believe that inevitably the dominant power in the system is going to resist their rise,” Professor Nathan said. “I think they think the United States looked down on China for a long time, and figured the Chinese didn’t know how to tie their shoes right and we could tell them how to do it. Now [the Americans] suddenly are realizing that [the Chinese] represent some kind of a challenge. The Chinese expect by the laws of international affairs that the United States will find a way to resist the rise of China.”
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