China is an emerging world power with significant resources and an interest in maintaining global stability. But what role will Beijing play on the international stage?
The Chinese government is developing public diplomacy initiatives to refine the country’s global image and establish China as a key driver of cultural and social trends.
China has been adjusting its policies toward its neighbors, while continuing to strengthen economic cooperation to promote bilateral and multilateral relations.
The investment of Asian firms in Africa’s cotton, textile, and apparel sectors could be both a boon and a hindrance for Africa’s own internal production.
Instead of a hard landing or a soft landing, the Chinese economy faces two very different options, and these will be largely determined by the policies Beijing chooses over the next two years.
Asian investors present both a challenge to and an opportunity for local industries, and southeast African countries need a clear vision and tailored policies to make the most of the opportunities.
Though China is growing increasingly concerned about Venezuela’s economic, social, and political stability, it continues to provide finance and investment in an effort to strengthen relations.
The BRICS bank is good news for developing countries. If done right, it could change the landscape for multilateral development financing.
From a Latin American perspective, the focus of the next decade of relations with China will be on how to create even deeper, but more balanced and sustainable, forms of trade, investment, and diplomatic ties.
After the 2014 EU parliamentary elections, the sovereign debt crisis touched European bureaucrats and gained potential to reshape the direction of European politics and EU-China trade relations.