As Beijing grows increasingly assertive in world affairs, two peripherical territories expose its legitimacy dilemma. But the Western liberal democratic model is equally in crisis, prof. Seán Golden argues.
- The practice of toleration with the attitude of tolerance. Interview with Pei Wang from Tsinghua University.
- China is building its influence in a region that has traditionally been dominated by the US.
- In the world there are four and only four great powers. They are China, the EU, Russia, and the USA. Beyond the traditional economic and military capabilities, what makes an important power a great power is, arguably, its ability to project a world vision. A precondition for this is the ability to formulate a master frame of world order. I claim that, as of today, only four great powers have developed a fairly sophisticated model of world order and have attempted, with a certain degree of success, to spread its content worldwide so to make their national normative projection global.