Foreign PolicyForeign Policy

What Does China Want?

By Hal Brands and Michael Beckley

13 Aug 2022 · 12 min read

Editor's Note

In Foreign Policy, two China experts outline the Chinese Communist Party’s outsized ambitions to “rewrite the rules of global order” and become the world’s sole superpower.

This article is adapted from Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China by Hal Brands and Michael Beckley (W.W. Norton, 304 pp., $30, Aug. 16, 2022).

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