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World out of balance is not yet China's to set right

Beijing is keen to assert leadership but nations now have many choices

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Chinese diplomat Wang Yi shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Feb. 22: Accepting Chinese leadership implies a willingness to peg a nation's future to Chinese ideas.   © Sputnik/Reuters

Abishur Prakash is co-founder and geopolitical futurist at Toronto-based advisory firm Center for Innovating the Future and author of "The World Is Vertical: How Technology Is Remaking Globalization."

As the Ukraine war enters its second year, China is asserting itself as a power player. Not only is President Xi Jinping readying for a visit to Moscow, but his administration has also unveiled its own peace plan to resolve the conflict.

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