Jose E. Rodriguez Posted 11 months ago Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies? Her point is about infrastructure and how much better it is. She can't just go on about that and ignore the full context of rapid development in China. So if we're going to talk about models of development then we should compare with the best, not the so~so like the US. To be fair, China does not claim to be a super power, but that doesn't stop the speaker and similar cheerleaders from repeating that China is "the World's next super power" without putting that to a test. My critique is not of China but of people that keep ranting and raving about it without acknowledging the deep problems that the Communist Party also has in their hands.