What Will China Be Like as a Superpower? 2/4

In this second talk, he examines the tributary system, the historical China-centric network of international relations which involved other parts of East Asia accepting the principle of Chinese superiority in return for protection and access to the Chinese market, an arrangement distinct to European forms of colonialism. He asks whether a system of this kind is now re-emerging.

Martin Jacques is the author of 'When China Rules the World'.

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

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A Point of View: What kind of superpower could China be?

A Point of View:  What kind of superpower could China be?

China is on course to becoming a superpower - but not in the way many expect, writes economist Martin Jacques.

 

Read Martin Jacques article on BBC News website.

 

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