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Why China Must Partner With Global South Countries to Build a “New International System”

File image of Yang Ping, editor in chief of the influential Beijing Cultural Review and director of the Longway Foundation that published the Review.

China should respond to pressures from the United States and its allies by building a new global system based on coalitions with Global South countries. So argues Yang Ping, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the influential magazine Beijing Cultural Review.

An edited translation of Yang’s remarks were recently published in Thomas des Garets Geddes’s Sinification newsletter. The piece provides useful insights into the centrality of the Global South in China’s plans to counter U.S. alliance-building and the targeting of China’s chip industry.

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