1Student’s NameProfessor’s NameCourseDateA Study on How the Chinese History of Victimization and National Crisis has influenced itsForeign RelationsBackground In recent times, China’s increasing assertiveness especially beyond the South China Sea has aroused much curiosity and heated debate about how China’s allies should react. For some countries, the motives behind China’s behaviour are basically those that drive any risingor re-emerging power. Ever since China emerged as a rapidly growing economic power, intense debate has arisen all over the world as to what role China will play in foreign affairs. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has created the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and has pursued the One Road maritime, One Belt and continental trading route policy. For this reason China’s ambitions have been under scrutiny by many world leaders (Gil, 2017).Ever since the 18thcentury, China has the desire of being self-reliant and this desire has increased over the years. This reason may be why china has been imposing high tariffs onforeign goods, restricting foreign organizations access to their markets and forcing foreign companies to transfer their technologies so that China can make their products. Also, China has no strict policies regarding intellectual property ownership and violations by its manufacturers.