A Rising China

“We’re the country that built the intercontinental railroad. So how can we now sit back and let China build the best railroads?”
– President Obama

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China, China, China. We hear it all the time: China’s rising. China’s going to be No. 1. China’s going to take over.

Let me splash a little cold water on the idea of China as a threat. Much of this fear is inspired by misunderstanding and paranoia, and it results in some actually rooting against improved lives for the world’s impoverished…

Featured commentary on Star Tribune’s November 11, 2011 Opinion Section