04 November 2014
China’s foreign policy moves, including its use of economic diplomacy and deft downplaying of territorial disputes, will be key highlights at the Apec summit meetings in Beijing starting tomorrow. The Straits Times gives a preview of what’s to come.
Apec leaders to see display of Beijing’s geopolitical aspirations, credentials
IF THE 2008 Beijing Olympics was a showcase for China’s “soft power” and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, its economic clout, world leaders and officials gathered in the Chinese capital may be given a display of its geopolitical aspirations and credentials.
…”It is Xi’s first time at hosting a grand-level world event and he would want to project China as a sophisticated power and not invite any global attention on its territorial disputes,” said Singapore- based analyst Hoo Tiang Boon of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
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