Chinese Scholar Calculates That China’s Rise Is 65.3% Complete

Shanghai, China Photograph by Imaginechina via AP Photo

Any aspect of international relations can seemingly be quantified and ranked—from “corruption,” to “gross national happiness,” to “national rejuvenation.” Of course, it’s easy and pertinent to pick apart the methodology of any index purporting to assign a precise number to an abstract concept. Some rubrics are sturdier than others.

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