China warns against US hegemony.
July 17, 2001 11:34 AM   Subscribe

China warns against US hegemony. "Jiang Zemin has called for a new world order to counter the dominance of the United States." Geopolitics route around nations that don't play nice.
posted by Vetinari (10 comments total)
Boy, you give some country the Olympics and suddenly they think they're a player again.
posted by ljromanoff at 11:40 AM on July 17, 2001

the enemy of my enemy becomes my enemy's friend. Merely a countervailing force. This will justify the missle shield expenditure or will indicate what came from the talk about such a shield.
posted by Postroad at 11:58 AM on July 17, 2001

Sigh. It's a shame that the US and Japan will be going to war against China and Russia for apparently no reason at all. Unfortunately, when history of that war is finished writing itself, I get the feeling that we will be on the losing end, and the perfect portrait of the overzealous aggressors that we had fought so hard against in WWs I and II.
posted by dogmatic at 12:54 PM on July 17, 2001

My world order can beat up your world order.
posted by rodii at 3:21 PM on July 17, 2001

Welcome back to reality America.
posted by lagado at 5:54 PM on July 17, 2001

boycott the dollar stores!
posted by clavdivs at 8:03 AM on July 18, 2001

So, since Bush I was responsible for the original New World Order (of which we are presumably a major part), does this mean Jiang is actually creating a New New World Order?
posted by briank at 8:10 AM on July 18, 2001

I think it might just be a reconsolidation of the Old World Order. Political plate tectonics.
posted by lagado at 5:03 PM on July 18, 2001

New new order, new old order -- OMIGOSH: It's a MetaWorld order!

...and I'll have some curly fries with that; to go, please.
posted by dchase at 5:15 PM on July 18, 2001

Progress is so freakin' impossible in this world. Why get excited about the good, momentous occasions? The fall of the Soviet Empire signalling a brighter future for Earthly inhabitants? I think not. Things were so much better when Carl Sagan was alive. Causes were demarcated. Solutions were breathtaking. Earth with humans aboard always seemed to have a future in his books.

Begin chapter one of 21st century world history.
posted by crasspastor at 5:46 PM on July 18, 2001

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