It's Complicated: China's Relationship with the World

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.

Featuring subject matter expert

Roger Boyes
Roger Boyes

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.

Course Overview

  • Examine the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Belt and Road Initiative as key elements of China's economic and foreign policy.
  • Unpack the complex relations between China and Hong Kong, Taiwan, and North Korea, as the nation aims to maintain its control over the region.
  • Explore China's expanding global reach, which now includes significant ties to the United Kingdom, Europe, and Latin America.
  • Scrutinise China's role as a key member of the United Nations, especially in regard to its activities as a part of the UN Security Council.
Course content
  • 10 Full HD Video Lectures
  • Downloadable Course Handouts
  • Knowledge Assessment Quiz
  • Interactive Group Discussion Task
  • Q&A Session with a Subject Matter Expert
  • Certificate of Achievement





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