China in the 21st Century: Regional or World Power?

  title={China in the 21st Century: Regional or World Power?},
  author={Stefan Meder},
Abstract : This topical survey of mainland China's growing extra-regional hegemony opens with the definition of a world power, and ends with China as "too weak to engage itself actively, but also too big to be overlooked" (1 33). This conclusion comes from the careful scrutiny of the nation's inner power factors, cultural activity, international popularity, military firepower, and economic weight. Within the almost rigidly overstructured analysis, the United States naturally figures as the… CONTINUE READING