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The rise of China is an established fact. So too is the increasing impact that a more powerful and confident China is having on the rest of the world. China’s diplomacy is at the centre of the controversy about its role in international politics. Beijing’s interaction with the rest of the world provides a window on how a rising China practices diplomacy and how it presents new challenges.

On May 20, 14:00 – 15:30 the The Hague Journal of Diplomacy and the LeidenAsiaCentre (LAC) organise a panel discussion on China’s diplomacy, on the occasion of the launch of a special issue of the Journal on China’s Global Diplomacy, edited by Qingmin Zhang, Paul Sharp and Jan Melissen.

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PART I: The Recalibration of China’s Diplomacy

ZHANG Qingmin, Peking University, Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics
Ingrid d’HOOGHE, Clingendael Institute, China’s diplomacy is Going Political
Saskia POSTEMA, Leiden University, UN Celebrity Diplomacy in China

Q&A with online audience


PART II: China’s Efforts to Become a Responsible Global Power

JIA Qingguo; Peking University, Obstacles for China as a responsible global power
Geoffrey WISEMAN, DePaul University, The case for ‘diplomatising’ China’s foreign policy
CHEN Wei Thsingua University, China’s cities in international relations

Q&A with online audience


Chair: Jan MELISSEN, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Leiden University and University of Antwerp



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