In this focus, Deutsche Welle takes a closer look at China's increasing political influence that has accompanied its extraordinary economic growth.
Global policy was not a key element of Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms for China launched in the late 1970s. But increasing political influence has accompanied the extraordinary economic growth which followed.
There is no denying that China has developed into a political heavyweight, redefining its relations with other world powers and regions. Yet at the same time, Beijing has sought to ensure that its national interests remain protected. In this focus, Deutsche Welle takes a closer look at China's transformation.