TIU Global Dialogue #20: China’s New World Order – Changes in the Non-Intervention Policy

Start Date: June 15 (Wed), 2022
Start Time: 5:00 PM (JST)
Location: Hybrid (Zoom / TIU Campus 1 Bldg. 2 Sakura Room)
Hosted By: TIU Global Dialogue

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Hak Yin Li
Associate Professor of International Relations
Tokyo International University
For more details on Professor Li’s book “China’s New World Order – Changes in the Non-Intervention Policy,” click HERE.

Christopher Lamont
Associate Professor of International Relations
Assistant Dean of E-Track
Tokyo International University

China’s foreign policies show a discrepancy between principle and practice. Instead of a rhetorical insistence on the country’s traditional principle of non-interference, China has developed a soft-intervention policy towards North Korea, Myanmar and the two Sudans. By examining China’s diplomatic statements and behavior though empirical discussions of key Chinese mediations, interviews with Chinese scholars and analysis of official documents from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this research conceptualizes China’s soft-intervention policy as related to economic manipulation and diplomatic persuasion under Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping. This discrepancy in China’s non-intervention policy indicates how Chinese ambitions to shape a new world order are characterized by normative principles, in particular, differentiating China’s rise from American hegemony while demonstrating Beijing’s willingness to compromise to secure other emerging national interests. Moreover, this study suggests that China is neither a status-quo nor a revisionist power. Rather, it is a self-restrained power.

About TIU Global Dialogue:
The TIU Global Dialogue is a speaker series organized by Tokyo International University’s (TIU) E-Track International Relations program. Established in 2019, the TIU Global Dialogue brings top experts, academics and policy practitioners from the many fields of international affairs–politics, diplomacy, military, economics, and industry–to TIU to share research findings, and discuss issues of strategic importance to Japan and the world.

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