A New Era for Beijing China Is Happy to Fill the Leadership Vacuum Left by the U.S.

In the global jostling amid the coronavirus crisis, Beijing is extending its influence while U.S. President Donald Trump continues to squander America's leadership role. The pandemic could mark the beginning of a new Chinese era.
Graffiti showing the Chinese and American presidents, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump

Graffiti showing the Chinese and American presidents, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump

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DER SPIEGEL 19/2020

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A meat saleswoman in Beijing on April 24

A meat saleswoman in Beijing on April 24

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Protesters in Miami on April 25: The discrepancy between the U.S. and China could hardly be greater.

Protesters in Miami on April 25: The discrepancy between the U.S. and China could hardly be greater.

ADAM DELGIUDICE / AFP
China is skillfully maneuvering itself into the gaps the U.S. is leaving behind in international organizations.
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