12 Jul 2022

Strategically, is the PRC up Against the Ropes?

In a recent Op-Ed by Bill Stanton over at the Taiwan News with the headline “A PRC in decline: A multitude of difficult challenges,”  Stanton itemizes the difficulties facing the “Great Power” nation: “Given the international enthusiasm the PRC often generated in the past and from which it has profited, chiefly because of its impressive economic growth rates, it is notable how more recent 2022 assessments of China have significantly soured.” Stanton goes on to provide an analysis of “three issues that may be the most serious for the future of the PRC: a decline in economic growth, demographic failure, and growing international distrust and opprobrium.”

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