The rising role of China on the world stage has been a focal point of CIGI's research. CIGI's experts, including Distinguished Fellow Andrew F. Cooper, have tracked the development of China's clout in the global economy as well its rising influence in global leadership. Fu Jing, a journalist with the China Business Weekly, interviewed Dr. Cooper about the challenging global economic and political landscape and China's role therein.

In the article, Dr. Cooper discusses China's changing role, his suggestions on how China can build on its momentum, why he considers the US to still be a superpower despite its struggles during the financial crisis, why the US is not soley to blame for the financial crisis, and what he deems to be China's biggest challenges.

The opinions expressed in this article/multimedia are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of CIGI or its Board of Directors.