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This Bachelor's thesis deals with China's foreign affairs since the end of the Second World War. Due to China's economic success and political reforms within the last 30 years, the country has become a power of global importance. China left its isolated
status and now maintains diplomatic relations to almost every country in the world, which leads to the question of China's aim within the international scene and whether China's rise goes hand in hand with a peaceful diplomacy towards other nations. This
thesis aims to analyze and explain the development of China's foreign policy, by means of China's role in the Security Council of the United Nations and its relationship and position towards, Japan, North Korea, the Southeast Asian Nations, Taiwan and the
United States of America. The emphasis of this thesis therefore is the question whether China's foreign policy is able to balance its principles of noninterference and peaceful coexistence with its national interests.