China takes a lesson from Russia.
Russia is a painful lesson of a major power that tried to follow the West, but only woke up after gaining nothing.
Big countries will certainly face geopolitical competition. And the US will spontaneously try to weaken the contestants.
China has become the world' second largest economy. We cannot expect our future path to become smoother. On the contrary, the country is likely to become the focus of the Western power's exclusive reactions.
We have to be well prepared.Global Times (China)
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