The Dragon's Will The Exercise and Limitation of China's Power from Pyongyang to Khartoum, by Yuan, Jingdong
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- ISBN: 9781441197542 | 1441197540
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/12/2024
China's growing power has led to many discussions on how Beijing will use its economic growth, military capabilities, and soft power in its regional and global foreign relations. Today, two predominantly Western misconceptions prevail. One is that China is going to use its newly acquired power to undermine the position of the West, especially that of the US. The other is that China is not doing enough to advance the international principles it claims to support. The selected case studies show how China uses a long-term perspective and holistic approach to problem-solving, rarely moves away from its foreign policy goals and principles, even when tactical changes are being considered or implemented. Further, they highlight how Chinese diplomacy can be seen as the continuation of the traditional moral persuasion and Beijing's recognition of the cost of exercising power.Written by an expert in Chinese foreign policy and security, The Dragon's Willoffers a scholarly, thoroughly researched appraisal of China today and the impact of its ascendance to regional --and increasingly global-- prominence.