Many have characterized the competition between these two giants as a clash between democracy and authoritarianism. But this is false. America and China view their political systems in fundamentally different ways: whereas America sees democratic government as an end in itself, China sees its current form of government, or any political system for that matter, merely as a means to achieving larger national ends.
Así se despacha el choque de civilizaciones, inversor chino (de Shangai. Con formación en USA) Eric X. Li en su artículo del New York Times.