The ascendancy of China to a great power status is perhaps the most striking feature of the changed distribution of economic and political power in global politics at the dawn of the 21st century. In order to trace the political and historical significance of the ascendancy of China since 1949, it is necessary to place it against the backdrop of the colonial domination of China in the 19th and the early 20th centuries

 

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China’s 70-Year Development: New Interaction between China and the World – Prof. Gamini Keerawella