By J. A. Mangan,Fan Hong

In 2008, as few on the planet are unaware, China used to be host to the realm through the Beijing Olympics. the realm watched the metamorphosis of Beijing from insecure capital to convinced city yet, conscious of it or now not, the realm used to be additionally staring at the symbolic statement, through the video games, of a emerging superpower.

The Pacific Rim may be the level on which China in the beginning monitors its new hegemonic intentions, aspirations and goals. therefore in Post-Beijing 2008, the political, monetary and cultural influence of Beijing 2008 at the geopolitical way forward for the Pacific Rim should be mentioned. this angle, analysed by way of the most individual educational commentators from a number of the world's best universities who're heavily linked to the Pacific Rim (East and West), is unique in concentration and the research is pregnant with political possibilities.

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