Multi-billion dollar contracts, a deal on G20 and France’s Nicolas Sarkozy gets to remind China on human rights. The official version of Chinese leader Hu Jintao’s state visit to France looks impressive, but it hides an uncomfortable reality.
The Dalai Lama was in Washington this week meeting with politicians, scientists, and students. Notably missing from the schedule was President Obama who will meet with His Holiness after a November meeting with Chinese leader Hu Jintao.
As a burgeoning global superpower, China is influencing foreign policy in every corner of the world. But by rejecting democracy and ramping up its military, how will it influence the West in the future?