China’s Peaceful Rise & New Diplomacy

22 October 2013

Thursday 24 October 2013 17:15-19:00
Lecture Theatre 7, 1st Floor, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place
Followed by a Drinks Reception at Business School Cafe

TalkNiShixiong2013A FREE lecuture by Ni Shixiong, professor of international relations, former Dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University and former director of the Centre for American Studies at Fudan University, Shanghai. He is now Director of the Shanghai Shixiong Centre for International Exchanges (SSCIE). He experts in the field of China-US relations as well as China's foreign policy. Professor Ni is Vice President of National Association of International Politics for Chinese Universities and Vice President of Chinese Association of American Studies. He is now on the member of committee of Social sciences, Ministry of Education in China.

Abstract:

Over the past 30 years, China has experienced great transformations due to reform and opening-up. The country is now at a critical development juncture. Globally, four tendencies
are gaining new momentum: political multi-polarization and economic globalization are
joining with democratization of international relations and diversification of development
models. Against this background, China's government proposes regional stability and global
peace to develop the country, and in turn, to contribute to regional stability and global peace
through its peaceful rise.

The lecture will address how this approach requires the shaping of a new diplomacy in the
following areas: basic principles of conduct, including dialogue and cooperation, inclusiveness and openness, and seeking shared commonalities while retaining differences; independent and self-reliant foreign policy; responsibility as a member of the international community, and focus on strengthening and developing long-term healthy relationships with other countries. A key aspect of future development of these relationships will lie in the focus on bilateral personto-person and culture-to-culture relationships.

Thursday 24 October 2013 17:15-19:00
Lecture Theatre 7, 1st Floor, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place
Followed by a Drinks Reception at Business School Cafe

This event is free but booking is requested. To book a place please email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call 0131 662 2180