Title

Chinese foreign policy in transition : trends and implications

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Current Chinese Affairs

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Volume

39

Issue

2

First Page

39

Last Page

68

Keywords

China, China-US relations, diplomatic relations, foreign policy/ foreign relations, the rise of China

Abstract

Chinese foreign policy has been transformed in recent years. This article seeks to provide a systematic analysis of the most salient features of the new Chinese foreign policy. It identifies five such features. Based on these features, the article suggests that China is poised to become a true global power. This view differs significantly from Gerald Segal’s famous claim in 1999 that China was no more than a middle power. The article utilizes many current Chinese sources to help readers understand China’s new motives and goals in international and regional affairs.

Print ISSN

18684874

E-ISSN

18681026

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Recommended Citation

Zhang, B. (2010). Chinese foreign policy in transition: Trends and implications. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 39(2), 39-68.