From 15th century to modern times, the destiny of countries and peoples in Africa, Asia and the America was formed by developments and decisions made in Europe, later on the United States of America (Rachman 2016). However, the Western hegemony in the global affairs now is teetering. Whereas the Western power is declining, Asia; especially China on the rise over the decades.
Power is shifting from West to East, world is more multipolar than ever before. While leader of the free world, the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is threating the liberal world order with his actions like praising nationalism, imposing tariffs, withdrawing US from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and Paris Agreement; China’s President Xi Jinping showed up as a defender of free trade, globalization and economic openness. China has become an active participant of international cooperation, from United Nations peacekeeping missions to Paris Agreement.
Moreover, China is promoting international development and integration with Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). BRI has come to symbolize China’s increasing significance in international relations.