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(Opinion) The Top 5 Accomplishments of Chinese Diplomacy in 2015

2015-12-29 08:37:06       source:The Diplomat

By Dingding Chen


December 29, 2015


"At the end of year 2014, I wrote an essay summarizing China's top diplomatic achievements and concluded that 2015 would be broadly successful as well. Now, at the end of 2015, we can reflect on those predictions and take a look at what 2016 might hold for Chinese foreign policy.


First, China continues behaving like a global leader on the international stage. This is consistent with China’s new slogan of 'Big power diplomacy with Chinese characteristics,' meaning that China will seek to increase its global influence and power while espousing new ideas for international relations. From the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to global climate change agreements and even China's September 3 military parade, the country has sought to promote a new framework for international relations for all countries. The goal of this framework is a 'common destiny for all human kind.' Indeed, China’s influence and power have been increasing, particularly, in Africa and Latin America where development is still the top priority."


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