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From Aukus to Nato and the EU, there are plenty of lessons from China’s Warring States period

Published Oct 10 2021 at 12:30 AM GMT
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  • Some time during the 4th century BC, two young men set out to seek fame and fortune in a chaotic China.
  • They were close friends and had studied together, and together they waved their master goodbye.
  • And this was the period in Chinese history known as the “Warring States”, when seven kingdoms – Qin, Qi, Chu, Yan, Han, Zhao, and Wei – vied for supremacy.
  • Ambitious men such as Su and Zhang travelled across China to offer their services as advisers to the….




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  • Published Oct 10, 2021 12:30 AM GMT