China's Foundations: Guiding Principles of Chinese Foreign Policy

  title={China's Foundations: Guiding Principles of Chinese Foreign Policy},
  author={Thomas M. Kane},
  journal={Comparative Strategy},
  pages={45 - 55}
  • T. Kane
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Strategy
As the People's Republic of China assumes greater prominence in world affairs, the question of how its government will approach key issues in international politics becomes increasingly critical. By examining the public statements of Chinese leaders, one can identify fundamental principles that guide Beijing's policy. These principles are a robust approach to sovereignty, a determination to strengthen the ruling faction, and a continuing commitment to ideologic distinctiveness. China, in short… 
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