To the question on the great power diplomacy with chinese characteristics for a new era

DOI 10.51955/23121327_2022_1_129

Anna V. Boyarkina

Abstract. The article is devoted to the development of a new diplomatic course of the Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The purpose of the article is to show the evolution of the new foreign policy doctrine of the PRC – Major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics. This idea is being implemented by President Xi Jinping after the 18th National Congress of the CPC, held in 2012, which marked a new period in the development of China’s foreign policy and diplomacy. The theory of Major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics is mainly founded on the legacy of Chinese culture and traditional concepts.

This study is based on the theoretical approach of the Chinese School of International Relations. The subject of the study is the diplomacy of a great power with Chinese characteristics for a new era. Consideration of each large-scale concept or idea will allow a multifaceted description of the new course of Xi’s foreign policy since his coming to power and to the present.

It is concluded that the conceptual foundations of Chinese foreign policy in the new era are global, transcontinental cornerstone points that transform the system of international relations of a new type. In a broader sense, these concepts are seen as China’s contribution to international relations theory. A distinctive feature of Major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era is its targeted content for each region of the world.

Key words: China, Major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, Community with a shared future for mankind, New type of international relations, Belt and Road Initiative.

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