This fully revised and updated text introduces students to China's foreign policy - past and present - and the factors that may influence the country's future policy agenda. Exploring the new dynamics of China's regional and international roles, the authors outline the political, security, economic, and social issues the country faces in the emerging 21st century. Each chapter of the book familiarizes students with the Chinese framework for analyzing the issues in question. Alternate policy choices are suggested, along with supporting data for each course of action. Discussion and essay questions, as well as suggested readings and a bibliography of internet resources, are also included.