This article explores the significance and relevance of the concept of China's peaceful rise and its implications for India. Though the concept suddenly lost its usage and was replaced by a more modest term, peaceful development, the basic tenets of the peaceful rise concept hold considerable relevance. Peaceful rise is a concept aimed at managing the consequences of China's rise as a great power. Essentially, while it reiterates China's foreign policy of peace and common development of all, it also indicates a paradigm shift in Chinese foreign policy. Since the essence of peaceful rise is to support a peaceful international order, the concept imparts a peaceful relationship between India and China.
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Bhattacharya, A. Revisiting China’s “peaceful rise”: Implications for India. East Asia 22, 59–80 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12140-005-0004-8
- peaceful rise
- paradigm shift
- proactive foreign policy
- competitive relationship
- strategic partnership