For students of Edexcel global politics, an appreciation of China’s growing geo-strategic influence is vital in understanding the extent to which the location of power is now changing, and whether the USA can still claim to be the dominant global power. The impact of China’s newfound assertiveness over global human rights issues is also significant, and the way in which China has achieved such spectacular growth rates is central to the debate on economic globalisation.
In On China (2011), former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger explains the Chinese game of wei qi (also known as ‘Go’), in which the aim of each player is to surround more territory than the other. This, Kissinger suggests, provides the key to understanding the way in which China is seeking to achieve greater geo-strategic power without the risk of direct confrontation.
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