What Type of Great Power Does China Want to Be?


Robert A Manning


Yahoo! News


January 6, 2016 


For world powers such as the United States, Japan, and their allies, concerns about the rise of China can be traced to one trend: that even as it has integrated itself into the global economy and existing institutions, China has tried to define its role as a major power by creating alternative organizations that challenge the existing regional and global order. A chain of developments in recent months, however —a new Chinese diplomatic activism in the Middle East not least among them — has complicated any judgment of Beijing’s global strategy.