China as Superpower

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China’s growing economy is helping it make a lot of close friends, Russia and India among them. But despite its economic clout, China appears uncertain on how it wants to exercise it.

Chinese leaders face enormous domestic uncertainty and international pressure on the future of relations with Taiwan. At the same time, they are also making it clear they intend to take their place as a partner equal to the United States at the center of world politics.

From Taiwan to North Korea to Russia, hear a discussion on China’s international political heft and superpower conundrum.


Cheng Li, Professor of Goverment at Hamilton College and author of the upcoming book “Bridging Minds Arcoss the Pacific: The Sino-U.S. Educational Exchange 1978-2003″

Nayan Chanda, former editor of the Far East Economic Review and Direcotr of Publications at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.