Empires have come and gone: the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the British, and the Ottomans. The questions are: Who is exerting the greatest influence now, who is on their way up, and who is on their way down? Today we can see a clear trends. China is on its way up. China is growing thanks to almost one hundred years of continual building and development. They are a world export and import giant and a major developing economy. they are already a major currency and hope to become one of the reserve currencies as America withdraws from that role. With that economic power will come diplomatic power.