...To be sure, China has a long way to go before its average citizen enjoys living standarts resembling those in Europe or the US.
The so-called "String of Pearls" in Asia, a series of alliances and strategic sea ports spanning the route from China all the way to the Persian Gulf, is viewed by some as the precursor to a future structure of naval bases that would give China's fast-growing navy easy access and military power over much of Asia.
Chinese President Hu Jintao has repeatedly intoned the mantra that
In Latin America, too, China has become a major player.
Может ли Индия стать сверхдержавой?
....Sixty years on,