Dawn of Asian century puts pressure on Europe to choose sides, says diplomat

Posted by on May 25, 2020 8:52 am
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EU foreign affairs chief says end of US-led global system may have arrived and Europe needs robust strategy for China

The Asian century may have arrived marking the end of a US-led global system, the EU’s foreign affairs chief has said amid a growing discussion in Europe on how to weave a path between China and the US.

“Analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century. This is now happening in front of our eyes,” Josep Borrell told a group of German diplomats on Monday, adding that the coronavirus pandemic could be seen as a turning point and that the “pressure to choose sides is growing”.

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