Friday, June 29, 2018

Analysts highlight China’s desire to maintain open global economy

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“The most important thing for any country is to modernise itself and hence command its own destiny” – this was stated by Renmin University, Beijing Associate Dean Jin Canrong during his address at a Public Talk on “China’s Foreign Policy After the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China (CPC) and its International Relations in the 21st Century.” The conference highlighted China’s foreign policy and its emphasis on equality rather than hierarchy as is seen in the case of the western world. The speakers at the discussion also claimed that China’s policies are inclusive and based on mutual respect and that is why they wish to maintain an open global economy.

He further stated that China’s foreign policy framework has always encompassed big powers, its neighborhood, the developing world and international organisations. In the present era it also includes public diplomacy [JB emphasis], global governance and protecting overseas interests. The talk was organised by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) on June 26 under its Distinguished Lecture Series. ...

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