China’s New Diplomacy

    • Podcast

    The U.S. and China as Peer Competitors in the Indo-Pacific

    The Trump administration has taken a more confrontational approach to bilateral relations with China, implementing tariffs on nearly half of all Chinese exports to the United States and treating Beijing as a strategic competitor across many aspects of the relationship.

    • Op-Ed

    China-Venezuela Relations: A Perfect Storm

    How China should understand and manage political risk in Venezuela has become one of the most important, if too often ignored, questions not just in China’s relationship with Latin America, but in its broader efforts to be seen as an agent and leader of development on the world stage.

    • Podcast

    Paul Haenle and Kaiser Kuo on DPRK Diplomacy and U.S.-China Relations

    Paul Haenle joined Kaiser Kuo to discuss next steps for DPRK diplomacy and tensions between the United States and China over trade, Taiwan, and the Belt and Road Initiative

    • Op-Ed

    FOCAC and BRI Bring Reciprocal Benefit for China and Africa

    The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) was established far earlier than the BRI, and it has become a sophisticated framework for China’s partnerships with African countries. Thus, FOCAC can be a mini-version of multilateral cooperation that aids the implementation of BRI projects.

    • Op-Ed

    China, Venezuela, and the Illusion of Debt-Trap Diplomacy

    China has often been accused of practicing “debt-trap diplomacy”—miring supposed partners, particularly developing countries, in unsustainable debt-based relationships. But this is a misreading of the issue, and nowhere is this more apparent than in China’s dealings with Venezuela.

    • Op-Ed

    China-Latin America Relations: Beyond “Win-Win”

    China and Latin America must confront the legacy of past deals gone wrong and attempt to move beyond commodity-based trade, investment and financing ties to forge more infrastructure cooperation.

    • Event

    China and Shifting Norms of Global Governance

    • Yafei He, Bin Yang, Paul Haenle, Benedict Bingham, Nicholas Rosellini, Daojiong Zha
    • April 25, 2018
    • Beijing

    In recent years, China has become more active in shaping global governance rules and standards on issues ranging from cyber security to nonproliferation through platforms such as the United Nations, BRICS, and its signature Belt and Road Initiative.

    • Event

    Technology and Global Governance: A Conversation with Ananth Padmanabhan

    Artificial intelligence, big data, and automation are impacting governments, societies, and global governance organizations. How can the international community work together to harness the positive potential of these advancements, beyond coming to terms with and regulating the implications?

    • Event

    What Does “Great Power Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics” Mean?

    • Zhang Lihua, Zicheng Ye, Hongxu Wang, Jean-Charles Galli, Andreea Budeanu
    • April 20, 2018
    • Beijing

    The Chinese government's emphasis on “Chinese characteristics” implies that it will conduct its international affairs in ways that align with traditional Chinese cultural values, rather than adopt models and principles from the West.

    • Event

    Chinese Aid in the New Era of Globalization

    While the Trump administration has proposed to slash foreign aid by more than one-third, China is increasingly interacting with, and providing aid to, developing countries under the umbrella of South-South cooperation.

Carnegie Experts on
China’s New Diplomacy

  • expert thumbnail - Chuanjie
    Zhang Chuanjie
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Zhang Chuanjie’s expertise and program at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy examines the impact of Chinese public opinion on China’s foreign policy.
  • expert thumbnail - Lihua
    Zhang Lihua
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Zhang Lihua is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. She is also a professor at the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University.
  • expert thumbnail - Kejin
    Zhao Kejin
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Zhao Kejin is an expert on China’s foreign policy and diplomacy. At the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program that examines the development of China’s public diplomacy.

About the Program

As China comes to occupy a more dominant and influential place in the international order, its diplomacy and ways of interacting with the world have come under increasing scrutiny. By gathering together senior experts on China’s diplomacy and foreign policy, this programs aims to shed light on the several factors—including public opinion, public diplomacy, cultural legacy, and China's value system—that shape Chinese diplomacy today and the way that this new diplomacy is affecting the rest of the world.

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