The Beijing Consensus: How China’s Authoritarian Model Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century

By Stefan Halper

New York: Basic Books, 2010

China’s true challenge arises in a separate realm, namely, Beijing’s transformative, leading role in the rise of a Chinese brand of capitalism and Chinese conception of the international community, both opposed to and substantially different from their Western version.

In a global battle between different visions of the future and different versions of capitalism, China is the protagonist,.  As traditional hubs of Western power — like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank – are circumvented and undermined by readily available Chinese capital, these new non-Western champions of the free market are beating the West at its own game.

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