China is expanding its presence in international governance bodies, but tensions with the West may hinder its influence. Photo: Xinhua
China is expanding its presence in international governance bodies, but tensions with the West may hinder its influence. Photo: Xinhua
Diplomacy

China-West tensions raise questions about limits of Beijing’s influence at WTO, UN and World Bank

  • China’s representation in international bodies, especially at an elite level, still lags behind major Western economies
  • Underrepresentation is constraining China’s efforts to reform the global governance system, Chinese experts say

China is expanding its presence in international governance bodies, but tensions with the West may hinder its influence. Photo: Xinhua
China is expanding its presence in international governance bodies, but tensions with the West may hinder its influence. Photo: Xinhua
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