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JSPES, Vol. 35, No. 1 (Summer 2010)
pp. 167-223

China’s Place in Today’s World

James H. Hughes

Albuquerque, New Mexico

China’s rise as a world power has been much commented upon. It is worthwhile, however, to visit the many specifics of its power, position in the world, and relation with other nations. This article considers many of those specifics, including its position vis a vis North Korea, the U.S., Taiwan, and Australia; its defense budget, intelligence and cyber warfare capabilities, missiles and air force, and naval buildup; and the many facets of its economic position, including its mineral resources, foreign reserves, special drawing rights, and trade policies.