The previous Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd recently gave a speech on his view of China and it’s interactions with the world which I found fascinating. Rudd is an expert on China and has an open minded approach I found refreshing.
Rudd’s main argument is that China is a powerful country in many ways and should be treated as such. He thinks the CCP is inward focused and doesn’t deserve much of the vitriol that is directed to it. Rudd does point out many of their flaws but attempts to keep them in perspective – something most everyone fails to do.
It’s a fascinating speech delivered by a very well spoken and intelligent person and well worth your time.