Column: Wake-up call: China, India emerging as rivals of U.S.

Two decades ago, Japan was seen as the main rival to the United States, but due to various reasons, it never happened. Like many other Western nations, Japan has suffered drastic decline.

Today, there are two new challengers to American dominance — China and India. Scholars and think tanks around the world have been paying significant attention to this development. Unfortunately, we are still living in the past and continue to believe that we are

No. 1 in every aspect. The purpose of this column is to serve as a wake-up call to this reality.

In the theory of international politics, national power exists not in absolute terms but in relative terms. One country’s power is another country’s threat.

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