Reforming China’s Diplomacy

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dc.contributor.author Shambaugh, David
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-09
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-09T09:42:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-09T09:42:47Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8013
dc.description.abstract China’s diplomacy is among the many accomplishments of China during the period of reform and opening up. The People’s Republic of China is emerging fully on to the world’s stage, and in a largely positive fashion. It now has both interests and a presence in parts of the world completely new to China—such as Latin America and the Middle East. Beijing has managed its relations well with the major world powers—United States, Russia, and the European Union. It has transformed its regional diplomacy in Asia, reasserted a role in Africa, and has become more active in multilateral organizations. Thirty years ago, at the outset of the “reform and opening” era, China acted hesitantly on the world stage, limiting itself largely to its united front tactics against Soviet “social imperialism.” Its diplomats were not very sophisticated and rarely left their embassies abroad. In the United Nations, China’s preferred medium of voting was to abstain (especially on sensitive issues). In short, China’s diplomacy was hesitant and not confident, inward-looking not outward looking, parochial and not sophisticated, reactive not proactive, and composed more of words than deeds. Today, these latter characterizations better describe China’s diplomacy. en_US
dc.format.extent 18 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Copenhagen Discussion Papers;31
dc.subject.other China en_US
dc.subject.other diplomacy en_US
dc.subject.other foreign relations en_US
dc.subject.other global corporation en_US
dc.subject.other reform en_US
dc.title Reforming China’s Diplomacy en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt10jan09 mamo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ARC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ARC en_US
dc.idnumber x656600224 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2010 en_US


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