May 24, 2017 | By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Why China's Rise Is Less Frightening Than You Might Think

The apparent concession of American hegemony to China has alarmed many Americans, but it seems unclear what, if anything, can be done. Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times and author of Easternization: Asia’s Rise and America’s Decline From Obama to Trump and Beyond, explains what the birth of a new global superpower means for the United States, and what we can expect in our near future.

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