International Responsibility, Multilateralism, and China’s Foreign Policy

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Part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism book series (UNSR, volume 5)

Abstract

China’s foreign policy is acquiring a growing multilateral dimension. This development is in line with a booming discourse of international responsibility in China. This chapter intends to clarify the general understanding in China about its international responsibilities, with regard to its foreign policy. It will then explore how China’s growing responsibility diplomacy injected new dynamics in China’s multilateral diplomacy, transforming it from pragmatic multilateralism towards a strategic one. China has not only actively engaged in the existing multilateral institutions, but also co-initiated a number of new multilateral institutions, mostly in Asia. At the same time, challenges also arise in its management of this new multilateral responsibility diplomacy, particularly in its efforts to seek a proper balance between the responsibility diplomacy and traditional diplomatic principles, its national interests, capacity and external expectations.

Keywords

Foreign Policy Security Council National Interest International Responsibility Security Council Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diplomacy StudiesFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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