China’s New Diplomacy


    • Podcast

    Xi’s Visit to Europe and China as a “Systemic Rival”

    President Xi Jinping travels to Italy and France this month for his first overseas trip of 2019. His visit comes soon after the European Commission labeled China a “systemic rival” and “economic competitor.”

    • Article

    Innovating Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation

    • Jiajun Xu
    • March 12, 2019

    By establishing structural transformation as the China International Development Cooperation Agency’s core objective, Beijing will have an opportunity to take a leadership role in advancing the international development agenda.

    • Where Do China-EU Relations Stand?

      • Shi Zhiqin
      • February 28, 2019
      • Athens-Macedonian News Agency

      China has been supportive of a united, stable, and prosperous Europe in its effort to promote a multipolar world order. Even during the EU’s most difficult period during the European debt crisis, China stood by and invested in crucial member states.

      • Op-Ed

      Why Did China Stand By Maduro in Venezuela?

      Beijing has long been concerned about its exposure to Venezuela’s slow-motion descent into crisis. There’s also a broader story about China’s efforts to promote itself as a leader of international development and South-South ties.

      • Q&A

      U.S.-China Relations At the Forty-Year Mark

      January 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States. Four Carnegie scholars—two American and two Chinese—assess the relationship today.

      • Article

      Coordinating Chinese Aid in a Globalized World

      The China International Development Cooperation Agency could help China coordinate its aid portfolio more efficiently. But it is more difficult to say whether the new agency will make Chinese aid disbursement and procurement decisionmaking more transparent.

      • China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean

        • Matt Ferchen
        • December 21, 2018
        • International Institute of Strategic Studies

        The recent expansion of China’s Belt and Road Initiative into Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is unlikely to bring fundamental change to China–LAC economic relations. It may, however, catalyze a more volatile LAC–China–US geopolitical relationship.

        • Podcast

        Graham Allison on Avoiding the Thucydides Trap

        How can the United States and China peacefully manage their growing bilateral competition? In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University, about the Thucydides Trap and its relevance to the U.S.-China relationship.

        • China’s Troubled Hungary-Serbia Railway Project: A Case Study

          The signature project of the 16+1 framework between China and sixteen countries in central and eastern Europe is a Chinese-financed railway between Hungary and Serbia. The project has become a symbol of not just the 16+1 framework but also of what China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) means for Europe.

          • Podcast

          China’s Shift to a More Assertive Foreign Policy

          To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. Fourth up: Shi Yinhong.

        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.
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          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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