Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, December 31, 2010

The G2 Game/G2-XI

When the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao visited European countries including Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and Germany (a surprise visit) in October, he came bearing gifts: billions of dollars worth of business deals and a wave of favorable attention from a crucial foreign investor. This month, the Chinese president Hu Jintao visited Portugal and France. President Hu ordered airplanes worth billions of dollars from France creating thousands of new jobs. The Chinese message is clear: do not follow the US which is pressuring China regarding the Renminbi's appreciation. Many other European countries, such as Ireland and Hungary, are ready to open their hands to ask China to investment their countries. Ultimately, “Beijing hopes to achieve not just more business for its own companies, but also greater influence over the economic policies set in the power corridors of Brussels and Germany (1 November 2010 New York Times).”

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