Chinese President Xi Jinping was the highest rated world leader in many fields, according to a survey published by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
China is to boost its presence in the Balkans and funnel exports to Europe through a "corridor" linking Beijing with the continent via the Mediterranean.
Since the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, China seems to have become the archenemy of the RWB, whose opposition to China has synchronized with the Western world's discomfort toward China's rise.
In the most sweeping change in U.S.-Cuban relations in five decades, Obama announced on Wednesday plans to normalize ties with Cuba in a move that has sparked much controversy in the United States.
Lately, the relationship between China and US is entering into a "New Normal" of deeper cooperation mixed with deeper precaution. The concept of China being a "hardliner" has been brought arisen again.
Long-term peace and stability cannot rely on the old "balance of power" theory, but must be based on win-win cooperation among Asian countries and a sense of common destiny.