China’s Foreign Strategy in the New Period: Connotation and Feature
The ten years after the CPC’s Sixteenth Party Congress have witnessed significant changes in the international system with a number of signals of political and economic crises.It has also been a period when China has achieved unprecedented progress in her development.Facing the complex situation, the Central Committee of CPC put forward the strategy of peaceful development and the idea of harmonious world, providing Chinese foreign policy with important guidelines and theoretical basis, and improving China’s relations with the outside world towards a better and more positive direction.The strategy of peaceful development is thus the theoretical platform for China’s progress in the future.
China’s Diplomacy under the Great Adjustment and Great Change of the World Situation
YE Zicheng and DU Peng
International society is facing the most complicated change and adjustment since the Westphalia system. New international configurations of politics and economics emerged and so did the new forms of diplomacy; global issues became salient; China’s international status and role enhanced, etc.In order to adapt to the changes, China’s diplomacy is under deep adjustment and re-thinking, which cover China’s relations with international society, Sino-US relations, China-developing countries and so forth.
“Keep a Low Profile” Controversy from the Perspective of National Interests
Sticking to the overall and long-term pursuit of national interests, and adhering to the balance of material and spiritual interests are the core of Deng Xiaoping"s strategy of keeping a low profile in pursuit of national interests, and seeking truth from facts, the essence of what is to keep a low profile strategy. From this perspective, keeping a low profile strategy, the modest, low-key diplomatic style of interpretation is clearly better than "strategic deception", "perfunctory" and "ostrich policy" interpretation and more in line with national interests. And from this perspective, it is also very easy to see that our country not only needs to adhere to the "Low", but also needs to improve "something" in China"s overall diplomacy.
Analysis of the “Security Dilemmas” in China’s Geo-security Environment
“Security Dilemma” is a fundamental concept in international security. It is one of the driving forces of inter-state tensions, rivalries and conflicts. As far as the nature of international society is concerned, “security dilemma” is extremely difficult to be eliminated. In the cours of China’s rise, the “security dilemma” that she is being faced with in its geo-security environment is especially prominent. America, which regards the rise of China as a challenge to its hegemony and even a threat to its security, has now treats her as a major geo-strategic competitor; Japan finds it uneasy to adjust itself to the rise of such a neighbor; China and Russia have mutual demand in establishing a “Strategic Collaborative Partnership”, but geographic proximity serves as a restraint in pushing this relationship forward, and as a result makes the “security dilemma” between the two countries inevitable though in a less visible manner; India’s rise as a military power with nuclear weapons is bound to divert China’s focus and resources and makes her geo-security environment more complicated.