The China threat

“Without actually conquering the countries they have managed to increase their influence over many countries in Southeast Asia, even in South Asia.”


Mahathir Mohamad

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad discusses China during a Lunch with the FT interview. He said “more ambitious” Chinese leaders were emerging “and maybe they like to flex their muscles a bit and that is very worrisome”. The 91 year-old described the Chinese government as “not really communist but they are not democratic; they are inclined towards totalitarianism”.

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