China and the U.S. share interconnected trade relations, from which both countries benefit. They are also the world's largest economies, so the improvenment of their trade relations contributes to the global economic recovery.
With utmost confidence, the Chinese government strives to present a spectacular Asian Games that is "distinctly Chinese, uniquely Asian and spectacular," thereby making new contributions to the progress of the Olympic movement and nurturing unity and friendship among the Asian people.
Not China, but the entire Global South, is now demanding to be heard, and what they're calling for is not more war, conflict or division, but rather development and cooperation. The sooner "the West" recognizes this phase change, the quicker we can get to a situation in which the world regains its ability to prove a better life for the majority of its citizens.
The simple fact is that the U.S. political derangement is long-term, persistent and mounting. It is the result of four decades of regressive neoliberal policy that has created a financialized, unproductive and increasingly unequal society.
As the world's gaze fixes upon the unfolding spectacle of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, it offers us a unique opportunity to appreciate the multifaceted nature of China's approach to diplomacy, sports and economic resurgence.
Queen Elizabeth II will be most fondly remembered for her compassion, public service and dedication which she maintained until her last week, receiving the resignation of former prime minister Boris Johnson and inviting Liz Truss to form a government on August 6.