China is the country with the diplomatic posts around the world. Diplomatic posts are , consulates, high commissions and other to represent a country . China overtook the USA as the country with the most diplomatic posts. China now has 276 diplomatic posts , while the USA has 273. The two countries have an number of embassies, but China has more consulates than the U.S. China overtook the USA as the most represented country after it opened new embassies in the two years. The embassies are in Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the Gambia and Sao Tome and the Principe.
Information about many diplomatic posts countries have was published by an called the Lowy Institute. Its is called the Global Diplomacy Index. Bonnie Bley, a from the Lowy Institute, said the Index shows how China is having more around the world. She said the number of China's diplomatic posts shows it wants to be a player in geopolitics and the global economy. Ms Bley said: "The results suggest that, on a level, China's network of overseas consulates can support the of Beijing's economic ambitions." While China is expanding its diplomatic around the world, Ms Bley said: "U.S. diplomacy has entered a period of ".