China has more diplomatic posts around the than any other country. Diplomatic posts include embassies and . They represent a country . China overtook the USA. China now has 276 diplomatic posts, the USA has 273. The countries have an number of embassies, but China has consulates. China overtook the USA after it opened new embassies in the two years. The embassies are in Burkina Faso, the Dominican , El Salvador, the Gambia and Sao Tome and the Principe.
Information about the of diplomatic posts countries have was published in a called the Global Diplomacy Index. A spokeswoman said the Index shows China is having more in the world. China's increasing diplomatic posts shows it wants to be a player in the global . The spokeswoman said: "The suggest that...China's of overseas consulates can support the of Beijing's economic ambitions." While China is expanding its diplomatic around the world, the spokeswoman said: "U.S. diplomacy has entered a period of ".