Question: Is China’s rise our downfall?
Jim Barksdale: Well I certainly think that China will be an influence, but I mean to be “the Chinese century” . . . I think China will become certainly – hopefully – a bigger player on the world stage; participating more and helping to solve some problems of the world like global warming; giving more freedom to its citizens; recognizing more the First Amendment rights of Americans have cherished the right to free speech and free press. But I think the Chinese have a marvelous contribution to make to this global economy. I think this will be remembered as a global economy century with all the players taking a bigger and better role
Recorded on: 7/5/07