Is China’s Rise a Challenge to Our Ideas of Universal Values?

As China has emerged as the world’s second-largest economy and a regional and global power, some analysts have predicted a new “clash of civilizations” between the United States, which often invokes “universal values,” and the Chinese Communist Party, which denounces “so-called Western universal values.” Does China’s rise pose a challenge to the values that we hold dearest?

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