‘In China’s Shadow’: How the country’s global power reaches into other nations and people’s lives

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(Adrià Fruitos For The Times)

China’s emerging global dominance is affecting nations, economies and lives in the Pacific Rim. Beijing seeks to create a new world order as the United States under President Trump has become increasingly isolationist. Chinese leader Xi Jinping is looking to 2021 — the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s founding — to further expand his country’s power.