Morici: Disengaging the West from China

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In the wake of COVID-19, Americans have developed an increasingly negative view of China, and the policy of integrating it into the western commercial system to promote democratic reforms has been discredited. After President Xi became head of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012, he set a course for China to offer a rival model of multilateralism, rather than integrate into the U.S.-led liberal world order, and imposed tighter controls on speech, the Internet and ultimately his social credit system. The collapse of the Soviet Union became his example of the perils of losing ideological sway over the population.