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.
The Chinese leadership has promised for years that reform was around the bend and then you see things like President Xi’s speech where he emphasized the central role of the party... Members of the business community see the Trump administration as an opportunity for the U.S. to rattle the cage in Beijing.