Mandarin Muscle: China's Influence on Global Politics
Recorded on December 20, 2004
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
China pits the U.S. against North Korea in a nuclear standoff,
takes Iran's side to keep its nuclear-weapons program away from the
United Nations, forms a new intelligence agreement between Beijing
and Manila, and confronts Taiwan to accept unification. Is China
seeking to undermine U.S. influence in the world? Or is this simply
the emergence of a new power on the world scene?
As the United States continues to focus on Iraq and Afghanistan,
how will China's increasing international influence affect the
security of the United States, the global war on terrorism and the
overall future of U.S. relations in Asia? Please join our experts
as we examine China's pursuit to pressure global politics.