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multipolar

[¦məl·tə′pō·lər]
(electromagnetism)
Having more than one pair of magnetic poles.
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China is helping to intensify the rivalry through its policy of multipolarity manifested in a deliberate effort to diminish U.
Growth Poles and Multipolarity, in World Bank in Development Economics, Policy Research Working Papers
1) On the one hand, multipolarity is expected to generate a degree of friction as states jostle and settle into new positions of political and economic power.
There was some discussion, including in China, of the emergence of a new multipolarity, along with a decline in the United States' relative influence.
Such development shows the continued commitment of China to multipolarity in international relations, thus promoting cooperation not necessarily against the United States, but preferably not with the United States or other Western powers.
Yet multipolarity was lost in the '80s, as the American economy was Reaganized, the Cold War grew colder, and the Soviet Union staggered to its self-implosion.
The Japanese government has released a diplomatic report on the various issues facing the country in the 21st century, which includes rising emerging countries like China, the increasing role of globalisation and terrorism, and the rise of a multipolarity world system.
Moreover, some European analysts, like Chinese ones, tout the importance of multipolarity in global politics, and the necessity for strategic cooperation in the EU-China relationship.
Multipolarity in the international system created diplomatic flexibility, which, if exploited properly, would reduce the burden on the United States, allowing it to return to a more favorable geopolitical position.
Yet though for many governance is mainly economic in essence, it must confront a significant, if not the main, challenge, according to Jacques Mistral, of globalisation which is reaching a critical phase: the American capitalism form of growth is, in his opinion, in decline (61) in a global context influenced by the end of unipolarity and evolving towards multipolarity.
The two sides agree that, amid the continuing development of the multipolarity in the world and the economic globalization, the strategic and global aspect of the Saudi - Chinese relations is day by day on the increase so that the two countries have each become an important partner to the other at the international arena.