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How China reversed the new Great Game of strategic competition

Beijing changes global governance in its own image rather than the other way around

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A nearly empty intersection during the afternoon rush hour in Beijing on Mar. 6: with little debate, the government was able to lock down hundreds of millions of people in their homes.   © Getty Images

Richard McGregor is a senior fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney.

It was barely a few years ago that top American politicians conducted foreign policy with the expectation that China would become more like the U.S. as it became more prosperous and increasingly entangled with the world.

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