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The PBS Interview

Book summary: By the time one finishes reading this penetrating book of history, politics, and public health, the very real COVID-19 crisis of 2020 becomes a metaphor for China’s quest for hegemony. Helen Raleigh shows how Communist China, like the virus that began there, has spread its influence aggressively around the world. She concludes, however, that the Chinese aggression has backfired,  as much of the rest of the world, especially powerful nations like the United States, though initially caught off guard, have begun a retaliation against China’s aggression and mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak. This book behooves every thinking American to better understand China’s place in the world, as well as China’s ambitions and strategies to achieve its Sino-centric goals.

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