Backlight: The Chinese World Order

Current Affairs & Politics Society & Culture
Asia, China, Economics, IMF, International institutions, World Bank
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Jos de Putter
VPRO
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For some time now, the establishment of the World Bank and IMF has had a Chinese counterpart: AIIB, which China intends to use to finance a huge infrastructure project to connect Asia and Europa, a New Silk Route.

This new international financial institution forces Europe to take a side. The UK decided, against the urgent advice from the United States, to become a member, and also the Netherlands has joined the Chinese initiative. According to China watcher Martin Jacques, this is the beginning of a new Chinese world order. VPRO Backlight investigated what the Chinese modernity of the 21st century looks like. Because we might as well get used to it. As the football club ADO in The Hague knows only too well.