The Chinese are a great people with a rich history. They have known general dominance throughout their 4,000-year history. What’s more, as Deng Xiaoping said when the Soviet Union collapsed, China has been engaged in a second Cold War with the United States. They’ve been winning—and they will continue to do so unless we do more than what we’ve been doing to counter them.
America has an innovation problem that makes it nearly impossible to adapt to disruption. This is because our government is too bloated and inefficient. In order to make government more responsive to the realities of the Age of Disruption, real leadership is needed; the political system needs to be reformed.