“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
China’s Huawei was struggling to secure a chance to bid for Brazil’s new 5G network, but Brazil’s dire need for vaccines might give China a new advantage.
China’s current leader has worked swiftly and ruthlessly to extend and cement his grip on power. He has presided over China at a time when the West increasingly perceives his country’s rise, intentions, and actions as an existential threat to the rules-based international order. The question remains: is Xi the driving force behind today’s China, or a product of it?
With foreign investors pulling out of Latin America’s uncertain economy, China has swooped in to buy these low-cost companies as opposed to pricy European and U.S. American investments.
A relatively recent concern that is starting to gain more prominence is China’s efforts to modernize its armed forces through the use of bioengineering.