As globalization continues to accelerate, a rising China will exert greater influence on the world.
Both China and India recognize the importance of their bilateral relationship, but the media in both countries are contributing to escalating rhetoric. The two countries need to find ways to promote a more balanced discussion about relations in the public sphere.
Conditionality poses the most significant difference in how aid is given by Western nations and China.
The United States has been losing its status as the world’s sole superpower since the end of the Cold War, while China has gradually increased its relative power. This re-balancing is beginning to have a profound impact on the international system and the way it is governed.
China’s traditional diplomacy is at a crossroads as it adjusts to the new global order. The financial crises, climate change, and regional instability have propelled China into a new global role and in turn, a new era of diplomacy.
With China’s growing influence over the global economy, and its increasing ability to project military power, competition between the United States and China may be inevitable but military clashes remain unlikely.
China's future role in the international community is hotly debated both inside and outside the country. It remains to be seen how China's growing public power might affect the government's foreign policy.
The key facets of the China’s developmental model could be useful for the world’s emerging economies to emulate.
Chinese traditional culture has broad implications for the country’s rapidly transitioning foreign policy and diplomacy strategy which are little understood by the international community.
Diplomatic relations between Japan and China are still impeded by painful memories of Japan’s colonization of parts of China and by current tensions over the role of the United States in the region.