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‘Mind the Gap’ – How the West can keep up with China

The report is 67 pages long and full of appeals, admonitions, and proposals. In their joint publication ‘Mind the Gap: Priorities for Transatlantic China Policy‘, the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the Berlin-based research institute Merics, and the US think tank Aspen Strategy Group urge Western partners to adopt a rapid and concerted policy in response to the challenges posed by Chinese ambitions in the 21st century. 67 pages, which also convey the impression that for a long time both North America and Europe lived in a fantasy, that the People’s Republic of China not only somehow magically integrates into the international community but above all without harming Western interests.

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