Beijing’s increasing confidence, diplomatic dexterity and military capability would, if plotted on a chart, produce a growth curve that is every bit as impressive as the country’s recent economic performance. Observers have described China’s expanding clout in southeast and northeast Asia, its thickening ties with US treaty allies such as South Korea and Australia, its emerging influence in resource-rich countries in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, its role in the new Asian institutions such as the East Asia Summit and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and its quickening interactions with the United Nations. Another important element is China’s changing relationship with its diaspora.
This article is written in Italian.
On April 11, Jamie Horsley spoke on a panel about China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Asian development during a session of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference, held in Washington, D.C.