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1st Edition

Contemporary China's Diplomacy

ISBN 9780367534356
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

With the second-largest economy and rapidly growing military strength, China is now an emerging regional and global super power, which makes it confronted with a sudden increase in opportunities, pressures and conflicts in terms of international issues.

This book gives a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the development of China’s diplomatic strategies since 1980s, which have been changed approximately every ten years to cope with the complicated and changing international situations. In 1980s, China took "non-alignment" to create a solid external environment for the reform and opening-up which had just been initiated. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, upheaval in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War in 1990s, China adopted the principle of "keeping a low profile and making some contributions", to adhere to the road of socialism while avoid making enemies. Nowadays, due to the continuous enhancement of national power and international status, China replaces "making some contributions" with "making positive actions", to get more actively involved in international affairs.

This book will be a valuable reference for studies in China’s diplomacy and international relations. Readers interested in contemporary China will also be attracted by it.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Chinese Edition.  Chapter 1 Adjustment of China’s Foreign Policy in New Era  Chapter 2 Resumption of Sovereignty over Hong Kong and Macao  Chapter 3 Calm Response to Diplomatic Challenges from Upheaval in USSR & Eastern Europe  Chapter 4 Building a New Across-Century Partnership  Chapter 5 New Concept of China’s Diplomacy at New Stage in New Century  Chapter 6 Great Relations between the Great Powers in New Century  Chapter 7 Establishing Geostrategic Base in Neighboring Areas in New Century  Chapter 8 Strengthening Solidarity and Cooperation with Developing Countries  Chapter 9 Active Participation in Multilateral Diplomacy in New Century  Index

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Xing Qu was the President of China Institute of International Studies and now the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the Kingdom of Belgium. His research interests include China’s diplomacy and China-France relations, etc.


Longbiao Zhong is Associate Professor at Party School of Tianjin Municipal Committee of Communist Party of China. His main research fields include China’s diplomacy and international politics.