Can China beat the US by acting morally? A book review.
Morality as an instrument of power to gain alliances and become the world’s hegemon? That’s the key argument made by Chinese foreign policy expert Yan Xuetong in his new book “Leadership and the rise of Great Powers”. This review applies this concept in today’s grand struggle for hegemony between the United States and China and asks whether indeed it might not be Europe that could benefit most as a moral superpower.