No 40 May/June 2013

China International Studies | 作者: 姜志达 | 时间: 2013-07-08 | 责编: 姜志达
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China’s Path of Peaceful Development in the Second Decade of the 21st Century

Zheng Bijian 5

Both the Report to the 18th CPC National Congress and the Report on the Work of the Government delivered to the 12th National People’s Congress have clearly pointed out that China will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development, which is not only a major decision on China’s development strategy but also a solemn declaration of China’s foreign policy. On how to continue to pursue the path of peaceful development, the author proposes that China should develop “convergence of interests” and build “communities of interests” with the rest of the world.

 

A New Type of Great Power Relationship: Constructing Theory, Strategy and PolicyYang

Jiemian 19

The concept of “New Type of Great Power Relationship (NTGPR)” has been in existence for just more than a year and already reflects the new generation of Chinese leaders’ thinking on foreign strategy which stresses peace, development, cooperation and a win-win approach, attaches importance to increasing the awareness and capacity of shaping the theory and practice of international relations, and calls for greater guidance and operability of the diplomatic theory with Chinese characteristics.

 

China’s Diplomacy in the New Period: Changes and Consistency

Lu Shiwei 37

This year, new leaders of China have made their debut on the international stage and China’s diplomatic work in the new period has been unfolding in an orderly way. China’s diplomacy is becoming more active, more comprehensive and balanced,more open and inclusive, and more realistic and flexible. Viewed as a whole, China’s diplomacy in the new period shall be characterized as inheritance and development, demonstrating unity between innovation and continuity.

 

Sino-European-US Relations and the Possibilities of Trilateral Cooperation

Wang Yi 61

In recent years, due to significant changes in the international balance of great powers, China, Europe and the United States have become major centers of power that exert influence on current and future global politics and economics. Both cooperation and competition have grown between the three sides, and their interactions at international forums have likewise increased. The trends of their relations and the interactive models that they establish will have profound implications for future patterns in international relations.

 

Middle Eastern Denuclearization and the Iranian Nuclear Issue

Guo Xiangang 83

The Iranian nuclear crisis has been brewing for more than a decade and it shows no signs of easing. Facing tremendous political, economic and military pressure from the West, Iran has remained undeterred, continuing to advance its nuclear program as planned while reiterating its unwillingness to build nuclear weapons. With neither side willing to compromise, war is more likely to break out in the Middle East now. Therefore, the international community needs to find a new and specific way to realize denuclearization in the Middle East.

 

Japanese Diplomacy in the “Abe 2.0” Era

Zhang Yaohua 102

Abe was re-elected as the Japanese prime minister amid the deadlock of the Sino-Japanese relations. Aiming to get rid of the post-war system and revise the Peace Constitution in order to strengthen Japan’s military force, Abe has used diplomacy as a tool to realize his political dream. His strategic goal is to work alongside the United States to contain China, transforming Japan into a political power. The Sino-Japanese relationship has thus become a face-off between two nations.

 

Sino-Indian Relations: New Way of Thinking and “Rebalancing”

Lan Jianxue 120

Noticeable progress has been made in Sino-Indian relations in recent years which are entering a new period of all-round development. A growing number of inherent drivers and external factors may impact the bilateral relations which are at a critical time for “rebalancing” and “redefinition”. The author shares with us his views on further improving the bilateral relations: diluting the historical disputes over the boundary and accurately defining and taking care of each side’s core national interests,redefining the nature and connotation of Sino-Indian “strategic partnership”, etc.

 

RCEP and China’s Asia-Pacific FTA Strategy

He Ping & Shen Chen 138

At present, China should continue to support ASEAN-led open-ended regional cooperation in Asia-Pacific, push RCEP to open in some areas of priority and try to avoid the unfavorable situation in which TPP prospers while RCEP dwindles. In addition, China should face up to the positive side of the TPP negotiations. Even if China would not join TPP in the short term, China could not avoid such issue in the RCEP and other FTA negotiations in the future.

 

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