China's Strategic Partnership Diplomacy

ESPO Working Paper No. 8

20 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2014

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Feng Zhongping

China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

Huang Jing

China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

Date Written: June 27, 2014

Abstract

China has been actively engaged in developing strategic partnerships with third countries, particularly since the early 2000s. These partnerships have proven a prominent instrument in China’s diplomatic toolkit, in order to guarantee a benign environment for its rise. As China rises, and as part of the international community becomes increasingly suspicious of this ascent, Beijing’s strategic partnership diplomacy will face unprecedented challenges. China is thus likely to become more proactive and creative, differentiate more between different relationships and strive for a better connection between bilateral partnerships and other diplomatic tools.

Keywords: China, foreign policy, strategic partnership, diplomacy, world politics

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Zhongping, Feng and Jing, Huang, China's Strategic Partnership Diplomacy (June 27, 2014). ESPO Working Paper No. 8. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2459948 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2459948

Feng Zhongping

China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

A-2 Wanshousi, Haidian District
Beijing
China

Huang Jing (Contact Author)

China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) ( email )

A-2 Wanshousi, Haidian District
Beijing
China

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