A Confident China and the Global Order

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    President Xi Jinping / U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro / CCBY2.0

Professor Rosemary Foot asks, "What is Xi doing to the World?", commenting on an increasingly confident China on the international stage under President Xi Jinping.

Writing for East Asian Forum, Professor Foot argues that under President Xi Jinping's leadership, China has become much more confident in its global role, buoyed by a feeling of economic,as well as political, resurgence.   Examples of this include China's increasing use of its veto in the UN Security Council, and its agreement to a combat role for Chinese peacekeepers in UN operations.   Beijing believes the West has lessons to learn from China's own 'institutionalised consultative democracy', but Professor Foot warns of tensions created by its global aspirations and of inconsistencies in President Xi Jinping's message.

Read the full article, 'What is Xi doing to the World?' (East Asia Forum)

Read the related discussion paper: Chinese Power and the Idea of a Responsible State in a Changing World Order (Centre of Gravity Paper Series, Strategy and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University)

Professor Rosemary Foot is Senior Research Fellow in International Relations, DPIR, Emeritus Fellow St Antony's College