Zha Daojiong

Professor, School of International Studies and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University

Dr Zha Daojiong is a professor in the School of International Studies and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development at Peking University. He was previously Visiting Fellow with ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

A tree on a pickup truck before the Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade on 12 December 2020 in Lugoff, South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/AFP)

Even as US-China competition intensifies, the world can look forward to a few good things

Post Covid-19, while it seems that a world economy with two centres of dynamism — one America, the other China — is setting in, and “decoupling” and “deglobalisation” are becoming catchwords of the new era, academic Zha Daojiong notes that there are a few bright spots amid the gloom. Moreover, the new normal in China-US relations may be more stable and less worrying for Southeast Asia than commonly thought.