Mao Zedong

Athens has upgraded its geostrategic position in energy

"The global environment was crucial to China's emergence," University of Virginia professor emeritus of foreign affairs Brantly Womack tells Kathimerini, a few hours after the conclusion of the workshop "Recentering Pacific Asia: Regional China and World Order," organized by the Institute of International Relations (IDIS) in Athens.

Maximum Xi

Xi Jinping emerged from October's 20th Party Congress with tighter control over the ruling Communist Party - and, therefore, over China - than any leader since Mao Zedong.