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Hegemony

After the Chinese Premiere described his nation's outlook ...


When:

Lookups spiked on April 26, 2011, after the publication of an interview with Chinese Premiere Wen Jiabao.

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Why:

"Even when China becomes a developed country one day," said Wen, "[It] will never seek hegemony."

In recent decades, hegemony - which means "dominant influence or control over others" - has been a term more often associated with the United States.

It comes from a Greek word that means "to lead."



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