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Relevance beyond the crisis: The deepening geopolitical divide

If the 2008-2009 financial crisis launched China to superpower status, then the 2020-2021 post-coronavirus period may solidify its position. As the West continues to struggle with the fallout of COVID-19, China is recovering and finding ways to strengthen its clout. The question now will be which countries line up behind China, and which ones decide to oppose it. The pandemic is making that distinction clearer, bringing forward a new geopolitical age.

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