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Interview — Is the United States the “Tianxia” of the 21st century?

Henry Luce said that the twentieth century would be the first American century.  He strongly implied that there would be more American centuries to come. The twenty-first century may be the century of the Chinese people, but of the Chinese people living in America — and living in Canada, and living in Singapore, and  living in Taiwan. The Chinese people are achieving great things, but as often as not they’re not achieving those great great things in China, but in the rest of the world.  And the reason why the Chinese people are more successful in America than they are in China is that the United States, and Australia, and Canada, have the freedoms that allow them to pursue their own destinies, to pursue their own talents, in ways that they might never be able to do back home in China.

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Sydney-based globalization expert Salvatore Babones is available to speak on the Chinese economy (demographics, growth, technology), the Belt & Road Initiative, global trade networks, and Australia-China relations. Contact: