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China’s Global Aspirations

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China’s global aspirations as “Building a Community with Shared Future for Mankind” (人类命运共同体) have become China’s concept of global governance and the guiding principle of China’s international relations. In October 2017, it was written into CPC´s constitution and included in the preamble of China’s constitution in 2018. It is now used as a framework of international relations to promote and improve global governance. Inspiration draws from traditional Chinese thought and history, Confucianism as its core.


  • Building a Community with Shared Future for Mankind
  • The BRI
  • Western regions
  • Covid-19
  • China-Pakistan Corridor
  • Inspiration from Tradition

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Lahtinen, A. (2022). China’s Global Aspirations. In: China's Global Aspirations and Confucianism. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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