Professor Shaun Breslin comments on the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China:
“Whilst the majority of President Xi’s agenda is inward looking, there is an international dimension too in the form of the concept of “building a community of common destiny”.
“There is a new confidence to promote Chinese ideas and norms for global governance in some areas; and there are also signs that there has been some buy-in from other states as well.
“The most obvious area is in the field of international development, but Chinese understandings of what should be the basis of human rights discussions have also been promoted (and accepted by some) as well.
“Thinking of potential Chinese contributions to global governance is clearly on the research agenda for the “new era”.
25 October 2017
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