But over the past year China's behaviour has changed. Relatively hard-line and nationalist elements in the leadership appear to have sidelined those with liberal and internationalist instincts. This shift is spurring the EU's governments and institutions to reappraise their China strategies.
But Charles! A nationalist coup in the highest levels of the Communist Party. Tell us more. This is a huge story. Dramatize, man: Name names, because all the names I can see in the politbureau and State Council look exactly the same to me as they always did.
Mr Grant then goes on to name a number of Chinese policies that have not changed for many years and lists a number of behaviours which are exactly what you’d expect from the CPC because they typify the way it’s always behaved.
Then the former proponent of helping China become a major global player, tells us why it should now be treated as a major global worry. I dunno. Maybe that’s where the money is these days, think tank wise. It certainly seems to be where the action is.