In some major areas is true. The leadership and government talk more about “Big Country’s Diplomacy” rather than “Keep Low Profile;” they state “to take a responsibility of a major world nation” rather than “the responsibility as a developing country;” “ a big maritime nation” rather than the continental power for thousands years; they want to build a “military which fits its world role and national interests”…
However, the fundamental goal, thinking, and guidelines of China’s foreign strategy and policy have remained same or similar. The fundamental part is still “Independent Peaceful Foreign Policy,” and “Peaceful Rise;” China is still seeking to have good relations with every neighbor and country, the question is whether it can do it or not; China’s national goal is still the economic development and modernization, not regional nor global domination, or, leadership.
About the Speaker:
Dr. CHU Shulong is currently a Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the School of Public Policy and Management and is the director of the Institute of International Strategic and Development Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is also a Professor at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Party School and an advisor to China’s Central Television (CCTV) international reporting, Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Studies of Dalian University of Foreign Languages. He was previously director for the North American Studies Division of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR). He was a senior visiting fellow at the Center for U.S.-China Relations of New York University in January 2013, at the Brookings Institution in 2006-2007, and the East-West Center in 2001. Dr. Chu’s major areas of research are international relations, US foreign strategy and China policy, the Sino-US relations, and China’s foreign and security strategies. His most recent publications include The Sino-US Relations in the Post-Cold War Era; Basic Theories of International Relations; China’s Foreign Strategy and Policy, and. American Government and Politics (three volumes).