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China’s vision for an international order

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Analysis. According to China, the new order should be based on peaceful cooperation and harmony: without claims to change the political systems of others, there would be no problems.

written by Simone Pieranni

Topic China

June 18, 2021

Democracies versus autocracies: this was the story of the G7 and NATO summits held in the past few days, according to the international media. In this regard, we have a very clear idea of what the American idea of international order is—and we have seen many applications of it as well—but very little is said about the Chinese one. China is always assumed to have a hegemonic will and to be aimed at disrupting the current network of relations between states.

It is therefore important to go beyond noting Beijing’s usual protests and examine one aspect: what idea of the future of the international order does China have? One of the cornerstones of the Chinese idea of international order is sovereignty. Emphasizing the concepts of sovereignty and respect........

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