Does the 21st Century Belong to China?: Kissinger and by Henry Kissinger, Niall Ferguson, David Daokui Li, Fareed

By Henry Kissinger, Niall Ferguson, David Daokui Li, Fareed Zakaria

Is China’s upward push unstoppable? Powered by means of the human capital of 1.3 billion electorate, the newest technological advances, and a relatively effective process of state-directed capitalism, China turns out poised to turn into the worldwide superpower this century. however the heart nation additionally faces a sequence of demanding situations. From power shortage to environmental degradation to political unrest and becoming international safety burdens, a bunch of things may derail China’s worldwide ascent.In this version of The Munk Debates — Canada’s most advantageous foreign debate sequence — former U.S. Secretary of country Henry Kissinger and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria sq. off opposed to top historian Niall Ferguson and world-renowned chinese language economist David Daokui Li to discuss the largest geopolitical factor of our time: Does the twenty first century belong to China?Highly electrifying and punctiliously engrossing, the Munk Debate on China is the 1st formal public debate Dr. Kissinger has participated in on China’s destiny, and this quantity comprises particular interviews with Kissinger and Li.

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Or I could quote from Fareed Zakaria’s excellent book The Post-American World: “China is a country whose scale dwarfs the United States. ” It’s fascinating that these two great geopolitical thinkers agree that China’s economic challenge is also a challenge to the hegemony of the United States. Once again let me quote Dr. ” He hopes, as he concludes in his book, for peaceful co-evolution. But he fears a repeat of what happened a hundred years ago when the rise of Germany challenged the predominance of the United Kingdom.

We were privileged to have four of the most insightful thinkers on the subject. First, I felt truly humbled to introduce Dr. Henry Kissinger, who had graciously accepted our invitation to participate. There isn’t much I could say about Dr. Kissinger that readers wouldn’t already know. He is not only a brilliant student and teacher of history, but more importantly, he is a maker of history. We remember him for his role in opening up China for the West when he was a member of President Richard Nixon’s cabinet as Secretary of State.

INTRODUCTION BY PETER MUNK On the evening of June 17, 2011, we held our seventh Munk Debate at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall. The auditorium, which seats 2,700, was filled to capacity, and there were thousands of people following the debate online. It was thrilling for me to be part of an event that in only three years has captured a wide and growing audience across Canada and beyond. When we started holding these debates three years ago, it was our intention to bring the best minds to Toronto to grapple with some crucial issues facing the world.

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