Last year a British scholar, Martin Jacques, published his latest book titled “When China Rules the World.” In the prevailing global publishing and media environment, the title of Jacques latest book clearly owes much to an editorial emphasis on ensuring headlines and titles are punchy and can immediately attract the public’s attention. However, it was the subtitle of the book which really enticed me to buy and read this book: “The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World.”

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