Part two of a two-part look at what is in store for China in 2017. China’s catch-22 – being a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while tending towards isolation.
This is the first of a two-part analysis on what is in store for China in 2017. It explores China’s catch-22 — the fact that it is further integrating itself internationally and becoming a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while concomitantly showing signs of turning inwards and becoming isolationist.
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