Description: The People’s Republic of China, a communist party-led state, is recognized as a great power and an emerging superpower. China is a member of many international organizations, including the United Nations Security Council. Since 1978, the communist party-led state has introduced market principles under its economic reforms, leading to unprecedented growth. During the late 1970s, China also began modernizing its military. China’s economic rise and military modernization has global implications. China, one of the five nuclear weapons states recognized by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has—as with most other nuclear weapon states--closely guarded the number of its nuclear weapons. The United States and China have maintained formal diplomatic relations since 1979 and maintain mutual political, economic, and security interests. This collection offers researchers case studies, books and video on China’s foreign relations and how the country is reshaping international security.