It is was kind of David Cameron and Barack Obama to join in the efforts to promote my new book, Zero-Sum World – albeit by contradicting its argument. In speeches in China and India, this week, both leaders have gone on record to say that we are not, in fact, living in a Zero-Sum World.
David Cameron’s speech today said that Britain regards the rise of China as an opportunity. In that strange staccato style of speaking that he seems to have inherited from the speeches of Tony Blair, Cameron told his audience that he believed in – “Enagement not disengagement. Dialogue not stand-off. Mututal benefit not zero-sum game.”