Mais uma vez assino por baixo o que escreve Timothy Garton-Ash, um dos mais lúcidos pensadores sobre a História do Presente. Aqui olha - e bem- para o futuro, num publicado hoje no the Guardian:
"If Deng Xiaoping's pragmatic recipe for domestic reform was "crossing the river by feeling for the stones", China will cross the oceans by testing the water as it goes. This means that a great deal will depend on the welcome it gets from the powers that still set much of the agenda of world politics, especially the United States and the European Union. In short, the process of defining what kind of world power China becomes will be deeply interactive.
(...) Far from resisting Chinese requests for a larger voice in international organisations, we should offer it ourselves. Then we should patiently and consistently, across the whole decade, make the argument that the essentials of liberal international order reflect not merely western but rather universal values. That was the claim of the Enlightenment, and I believe it to be true".
"China at G20: revealing policy shift", Sean Ding