Photo Gallery: China's Rising Power
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Photo Gallery: China's Rising Power

Beijing's Global Ambitions China Seeks Role as Second Superpower

Next week, Beijing will open its 18th party congress at which the Communist Party will select the country's new leader. One of the core issues at the meeting will be the role in China of a military that has gained considerable influence. Some in the party are unhappy with its powerful position.
Von Erich Follath und Wieland Wagner
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan