China´s International Relations. South- South Perspectives.

15:00 to 16:30
(GMT+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

China’s main foreign policy initiatives are not directed at the West but prioritise south-south relations. This seminar hosted by the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo, aims to look in detail at China’s orientation towards developing countries and the meaning of the concept of a ‘more democratic world order’ for the Chinese Communist Party.

See the program for the webinar “China’s International Relations: South-South Perspectives”: 

Dawn C. Murphy will present her new China’s Rise in the Global South: The Middle East, Africa, and Beijing’s Alternative World Order. This book is based on extensive fieldwork and hundreds of interviews. It compares and analyses thirty years of China’s interactions with these regions across a range of areas: political, economic, foreign aid, and military. It offers an in-depth look at China’s foreign policy approach to the countries it considers its partners in south-south cooperation.

Adam Grydehøj and Ping Su’s book, China and the Pursuit of Harmony in World Politics examines the links between traditional Chinese thinking and the country’s contemporary foreign policy. It especially focuses on the concept of harmony in Chinese International Relations theory, and how this concept can be understood in different ways.

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