As China’s decades-long focus on South-South cooperation results in strong relationships throughout the developing world, Global North powers like the United States and Japan are suddenly discovering their concern for the Global South in order to shore up their own fading influence.
This is the main argument of a tart opinion column by Xiang Haoyu, a guest researcher at the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, China Academy of International Studies in Huanqiu, the Chinese-language version of Global Times.
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