With the Olympics three weeks away, one wishes to hear from China what, in fact, it believes in. Is stability the be-all and end-all, or does Beijing actually have some useful ideas about what an „appropriate settlement“ would be to crises in countries like Sudan and Zimbabwe?
Questions like these go beyond the countries named. Everywhere they go, visitors to the Olympics will encounter the slogan, worthy of Madison Avenue, devised for the games: One World, One Dream.
What kind of dream, pray tell? Is it a see-no-evil world where we place faith in the idea that minding one’s own business will make for a better life; a place where the sovereign power of governments accounts for everything, and the power and rights of people for naught?
Aus einem sehr lesenswerten Kommentar zur Trostlosigkeit chinesischer Außenpolitik im International Herald Tribune.
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