China’s international role is changing. But the country is struggling to reconcile its traditional foreign policy of non-interference with its growing economic presence around the world. China’s relations with Iran or its response to the crisis in Syria are striking examples of how China is rethinking its foreign policy. This debate also sheds light on how China defines its interests in the Middle East and why Beijing is hesitant to support UN Council resolutions on issues such as Syria.
The latest issue of China Analysis focuses on China’s foreign-policy on Iran, Sudan, Syria, North Korea and Burma. It shows a rich debate within China’s foreign policy community about China’s global ambitions and responsibilities.
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China-Iran relations: China’s hawks condemn US influence (Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga)
China’s diplomacy in post-partition Sudan and South Sudan (Martina Bassan)
Reassessing China-North Korea relations (Antoine Bondaz)
Has China lost Burma? (Damien Garnier)
Syria and China’s international engagement (Antoine Bondaz)