Takeaway: As the US rapidly disqualifies itself from global leadership, China will find itself shoved into a role it doesn’t want it and isn’t ready for. We will almost certainly see a more China-centric world. Here’s what it may look like.
What a difference a week makes. In my last article I spoke about 3 big issues China would face if it tried to step into the position of global leader. In just a matter of days, however, the new US administration not only allowed it to happen, but seemed to be have been actively
pushing the PRC into that role.
China went from the scrappy challenger who looked like a long-shot for the title to the last man standing in a remarkably short period of time. They’ve emerged as the odds on favorite by default. The US has taken itself out of the global leadership game. Europe looks fragmented and weak — and may very well end up following the US into isolationism. Russia is a military force. China is the last man standing and leads by default.