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Axios Reporter Laments China Not Overtaking US As ‘Better, Fairer’ Superpower

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Axios’ primary China reporter, lamented that the Chinese Communist Party would not overtake the U.S. as a “better superpower” on Twitter.

The four-tweet threat rebuked the notion that “the Chinese government could perhaps become as good and wise as the people it governs.” A rejection of the establishment’s mindset to approaching the communist country, Allen-Ebrahimian adds, “I believe we are far, far past the point where anyone can hope that China will bring a better, fairer, and more just international system.”

Allen-Ebrahimian, who describes herself as “the China reporter at Axios,” reveals, however, that she hoped China would be a “better superpower than the U.S.”:

I want there to be a better superpower than the US has been. I want there to be a country that doesn’t act like the US too often has. But just because I want that, doesn’t mean I can fool myself into believing that China will be that better, kinder superpower.

https://twitter.com/BethanyAllenEbr/status/1337783824974045186?s=20

She conflates the American government with the Chinese government, noting both aren’t “evil incarnate” before insisting again that she hoped China would be “better, fairer, [and] less violent” than the U.S.

https://twitter.com/BethanyAllenEbr/status/1337785199405522945?s=20

The revelation comes just days after Axios published a story revealing a Chinese Communist Party-led intelligence campaign targeting U.S. lawmakers such as Eric Swalwell.


Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is an Investigative Reporter at the National Pulse and contributor to The National Pulse podcast.