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China's "Peaceful Rise" to Great-Power Status

Author: Zheng Bijian
September/October 2005
Foreign Affairs


Despite widespread fears about China's growing economic clout and political stature, Beijing remains committed to a "peaceful rise": bringing its people out of poverty by embracing economic globalization and improving relations with the rest of the world. As it emerges as a great power, China knows that its continued development depends on world peace -- a peace that its development will in turn reinforce.

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