The Great US-Chinese Bifurcation Part 1: Political Polarisation

The beginning of the Second Cold War with China is clearly upon us in what I have called The Great Bifurcation. This geopolitical schism dates back to the American concept of strategically engaging with China in the years following the 1996 Taiwan Straits Crisis. This noble but ultimately deluded policy of folding China into the Western system and economy with the goal of emulating post-war successes with Germany and Japan has failed. This process started with a US sponsored membership to the WTO. For over a decade this US engagement strategy seemed to be working right up to the ...

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