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The world according to China

The world looks different depending on your vantage point.

China has spent years repelling invaders from land and sea, and today - as an emerging superpower - it still finds itself surrounded by American allies.

For President Xi Jinping, making China strong is a national priority. He promises a "Great Rejuvenation" and a "China Dream".

His China is more assertive on the world stage than the China of years gone by - and he is on a global charm offensive for good measure.

As Mr Xi hosts a major Asia-Pacific summit in Beijing and then heads to the G20 in Brisbane, the BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie explains more.

Read more from Carrie or follow her @BBCCarrie

  • 09 Nov 2014
  • From the section China
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