By Michael Pillsbury
One of the U.S. government's top China specialists unearths the hidden process fueling that country's upward thrust – and the way american citizens were seduced into supporting China overtake us because the world's top superpower.
For greater than 40 years, the USA has performed an necessary position assisting the chinese language govt construct a booming economic climate, boost its clinical and armed forces services, and take its position at the international degree, within the trust that China's upward thrust will convey us cooperation, international relations, and loose alternate. yet what if the "China Dream" is to switch us, simply as the USA changed the British Empire, with out firing a shot?
Based on interviews with chinese language defectors and newly declassified, formerly undisclosed nationwide safeguard files, The Hundred-Year Marathon finds China's mystery technique to supplant the U.S. because the world's dominant energy, and to take action via 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Michael Pillsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker who has served in senior nationwide safety positions within the U.S. govt because the days of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, attracts on his many years of touch with the "hawks" in China's army and intelligence businesses and interprets their records, speeches, and books to teach how the lessons of conventional chinese language statecraft underpin their activities. He bargains an within examine how the chinese language particularly view the US and its leaders – as barbarians who may be the architects in their personal demise.
Pillsbury additionally explains how the U.S. executive has helped – occasionally unwittingly and infrequently intentionally – to make this "China Dream" come actual, and he demands the USA to enforce a brand new, extra aggressive approach towards China because it fairly is, and never as we would want it to be. The Hundred-Year Marathon is a take-heed call as we are facing the best nationwide protection problem of the twenty-first century.