As a consequence of China's rise to prominence, its relations with the rest of the world are increasingly under scrutiny. This course examines China's role as a leading global superpower, focusing on its relationship with key countries across the globe and exploring their significance.
Diplomatic Editor at The Times
Roger Boyes has been with The Times since 1981. He is the main editorial writer on foreign matters and writes a weekly column on foreign affairs. Boyes currently serves as the paper's Diplomatic Editor and specialises in many areas, including Chinese affairs.
Why is China still considered the only country that has significant influence over North Korea?
We don't talk about famine in North Korea as much as we used to, and that's because of Chinese influence - because China is helping them, but also China is showing them the way forward.