President Obama's Foreign Friends and Foes

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Foe: China 

As Barack Obama prepares to formally accept the Democratic nomination for president, takes a look at some of the allies and adversaries he will have to face if he returns to the White House in November. — Naeesa Aziz

Beijing made no qualms about expressing its preference for a winner in the 2012 presidential election. The government’s English-language newspaper, the China Daily, recently published a subtle endorsement of a Mitt Romney presidency, calling his proposed China policy “more pugnacious” than President Obama’s. (Photo: BBC News)