The leading power here is China, with the world’s biggest population and second-largest economy, which is now striving to establish its hegemony throughout the Pacific Rim. Taiwan, South and North Korea, and Japan are all groping for ways to resist Chinese expansion while maintaining strong economic ties with the region’s colossus.
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The case of Zhang Shoucheng and its implications for China
One of the world’s most renowned quantum physicists, Stanford University Professor Zhang Shoucheng, committed suicide in December 2018. The prize-winning academic career of this Chinese-born scientist, along with his extensive business interests and sudden death, have much to tell us about China’s long-term strategy to overtake and surpass the West in disruptive technologies.