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The implications of the rise of China

Wei‐Wei Zhang (Senior Research Fellow at the Modern Asia Research Centre, Geneva, Switzerland and Adjunct Professor, Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland.E‐mail:


ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



China has had an exceptional growth performance during the last quarter century, as a result of the successful economic reforms. These included an economic opening and a rapid integration in the world economy. Political reform has been less extensive than economic liberalization. But the political system has also undergone profound changes. There has been a great improvement in China's external relations, as ideology no longer plays an important role in foreign policy. As a new economic giant, China will play a constructive role in the world. The relations with Taiwan are according to the author the only potential source of future tensions.



Zhang, W. (2004), "The implications of the rise of China", Foresight, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 223-226.



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