The Xi Jinping Doctrine of China’s International Relations

I have published an article on the Xi Jinping doctrine of China’s international relations in the July 2019 issue of Asia Policy. Here is an abstract:

The Xi Jinping doctrine, conceived as the collective body of thought embodied in Xi’s remarks, writings, and instructions, offers an entry to the deep currents of China’s thinking about international relations. The surface-level frame of reference guiding this doctrine is “the mission of the Chinese Communist Party.” In advancing this mission, Xi and the party draw on three deeper cognitive frames. The first of these—”national rejuvenation”—is focused on restoring China’s wealth and power. The second and third deeper frames of reference—”global community” and “Chinese contribution”—aim to foster common interests and contribute to global governance, respectively. The Xi Jinping doctrine thus throws into sharp relief the challenges of China’s foreign relations in the 21st century.

Read the full article here.

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Feng Zhang is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University’s Department of International Relations, Deputy Director (Higher Degree by Research) of the ANU’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, and a member of the executive committee of the Australian Centre on China in the World based at the ANU. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security, and international relations theory. He is also Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies in China.

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