To begin with, I find the original post hard to interpret. Both terms ("Mandate ..." and "Manifest ...") are awkward and imprecise. My personal opinion is that China and the USA will be the two "great powers" of the world and will greatly influence humanity's future for the next century (for better or worse). I hope that young Americans and Chinese who will participate within the "mainstream" political cultures of their respective countries will come to consider the great potential of cooperation rather than com[petition. I am really not interested in "dissidents" - because I believe such people usually lack the patience and ability to compromise that is required for successful political advancement.