China emerged as a major economic, diplomatic, and military power during the critical decade from 2008 to 2018. In 2018, China’s foreign relations were dominated by the centralization of its foreign policy-making, designed to strengthen the hold of the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese president himself on the decision-making system. [122] Furthermore, the study revealed that eight of those 23 countries, namely, Djibouti, the Maldives, Laos, Mongolia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, would most likely face difficulties in repaying their debt because of future financing related to BRI projects. [117], 7.1. During the speech Xi announced that China would implement eight major initiatives with African countries in the following three years and beyond, covering fields such as industrial promotion, infrastructure connectivity, trade facilities, and green development, in an evident attempt to rebrand China’s policy in Africa, and definitively dispel the accusation of neocolonialism.[29]. 110. The region will remain on the Chinese radar for the foreseeable future. On previous visits by North Korean leaders, including those of Kim Jong Un’ father and grandfather, the visits were not announced until after they had left the country and were on their way home. [80], After dinner, both presidents appeared satisfied with their «highly successful meeting». That said, Beijing was reportedly successful in obtaining India’s participation in its effort to rally support for China in the trade dispute with the Trump administration,[24] a matter of no secondary importance. [54] Previous reports had suggested Xi Jinping would travel to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong Un in what would have been the fourth summit between the two leaders in 2018, and the first visit by a Chinese leader to North Korea in over a decade. [28], 3.3. 72. In its new demeanour – which can be summarized in the new concept of «great power diplomacy with Chinese characteristics» (中国特色大国外 交) – China hosted three key global events, namely the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia, the 18th edition of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). This could in the long term potentially derail China’s carefully laid plans, as clearly demonstrated by the attitude of India in the SCO. The Chinese state press agency Xinhua reported that the two leaders «agreed to safeguard, consolidate and develop China-DPRK relations, and jointly push forward the sound momentum of peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula to make a positive contribution to safeguarding world and regional peace, stability, prosperity, and development», with almost no mention of denuclearization. The event underscored Chinese president Xi Jinping’s efforts to reduce his country’s exposure to the US market but it indicated a certain amount of pragmatism on the part of the Japanese prime minister too. To this end, the British government appointed Sir Douglas Flint, former Chairman of HSBC, as its BRI envoy, to ensure that projects become more bankable and open to financiers from around the world. The Belt and Road Initiative on its 5th anniversary. 98-100. [17], Beyond this rhetoric, Xi’s speech was focused on four main themes – improvement in the market environment; market access for foreign firms; investment opportunities for foreigners, and the creation of a strengthened intellectual property protection regime in China for the benefit of foreigners and the domestic economy. Why Businesses Should Pay Attention to China’s Government Inspections. Among these last, four are recognized as candidates to membership (Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia), while Bosnia and Herzegovina is officially recognized as potential candidate, Sarajevo having submitted a membership application. Michelguglielmo Torri & Diego Maiorano, ‘India 2017: Narendra Modi’s continuing hegemony and his challenge to China’, Asia Maior 2017, pp. «On this issue we won’t exert any pressure. [4], In order to sustain this new more visible and strong profile in foreign relations, the Chinese leadership undertook a process of centralizing foreign policy-making, giving Xi Jinping and the CCP greater control to «provide strong support for opening new horizons in China’s diplomacy» ( 为开创对外工作新局面提供坚强保障). This book provides a unique perspective to understand Chinese foreign policy during this decade by examining continuities and changes in both internal and external factors that have shaped China's … Wang Cong, ‘Chaos caused by US trade aggression spurs faster regional FTA talks’. American Chamber of Commerce China 2018 American Business in China White Paper: ... can at any time use competition law to promote China’s industrial policy goals by targeting foreign firms to limit competition. 88. Many of the criticisms made by the US president in defense of his protectionist stance were, as always, that the European countries had being moving to China for a long time. 13. Enjoying this article? Yun Sun, ‘The State of Play in Sino-DPRK Relations’, 38° North, 5 September 2018. Dipanjan Roy Chaudury, ‘India not to join US-led counter to China’s BRI’, The Economic Times, 7 August 2018. While India and Pakistan argue and fight over the fate of Kashmir, is anyone listening to the Kashmiris? This was all the more important since, as already pointed out by Francesca Congiu in her article in this same issue, the «China Dream» had definitely taken the place of economic growth as a major source of political legitimation. This was in line with the positive tone that characterized bilateral relations in the final phases of 2017. China’s President Xi Jinping takes his seat for the first closed session of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa (July 26, 2018). 100. China Insists on ‘One China’ Policy for Foreign Airlines. In fact, analysts agreed that Kim went to China to brief Xi on the Singapore summit, seek economic assistance, as well as show respect and deference to Beijing, which for its part was eager to underline its crucial role in talks between Pyongyang, Washington and Seoul. [94], The meeting in Beijing was preceded by another bilateral encounter on 12 September during Abe and Xi’s visit to Vladivostok to attend the Eastern Economic Forum. Although it is not entirely clear whether Xi Jinping was referring to the present Western liberal order created by the US and its allies, or to a new international order anchored to China’s ambitions, culture and desires, his refer- ence to the promotion of a «community of shared future for mankind for the benefit of all people in the world», induces observers to believe he was referring to the latter. Lesley Wroughton & Patricia Zengerle, ‘U.S. Illustrations by Anthony Freda for Foreign Policy March 29, 2018. The «great power diplomacy with Chinese characteristics» at work, As already seen in Francesca Congiu’s essay in this same issue of Asia Maior, during the first session of the 13th NPC, «Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era» (习近平新时代中国 特色社会主义思想) was introduced into the PRC’s constitution. 56. After assuming the leadership of the Party in 2012 and of the state in 2013, Xi left no doubt that he saw the shifting global environment and the relative decline of U.S. power as a strategic window for China to increase its global influence. 33. [69] At the same time Washington announced the sale of US$ 330 million worth of military equipment to Taiwan. Little wonder that some observers interpreted his opening speech at the 19th Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s Congress as confirmation of the end of the era of low profile, and the beginning of a new one characterized by greater self-confidence, increasing objectives and an unequivocal desire to occupy a global leadership position together with the United States and other major powers. 19. However, the project risked collapse as Podgorica’s debt was expected to approach 80 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of 2018. On the one hand it contributed to the thawing in relations between China and Japan, while at the same time facilitated the revival of the trilateral negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between China, Japan and South Korea. Proseguendo la navigazione o cliccando sul tasto [Accetto], si accetta il nostro utilizzo dei cookie Maggiori informazioni Accetto. By reporting to journalists after meeting with Xi, Abe declared: «From competition to coexistence, Japanese and Chinese bilateral relations have entered a new phase», adding that he wanted «to carve out a new era for China and Japan». But the propaganda storm began soon after he became president in 2013, Xi having used the term numerous times in his first address to the nation as head of state on 17 March. ‘Chinese president to address opening ceremony of 2018 Boao Forum’, Xinhuanet, 3 April 2018. ... named in a 2018 … 13-34. Foreign Policy News From trade to conflict, diplomacy to humanitarianism, China-US Focus traces the lines that connect the world’s nations. The China-US trade war, and more generally Trump’s attacks against the global system, represented an occasion for China to strengthen its relations with Brussels,[97] despite the growing tensions between the two parties. Furthermore, they have the potential to derail China’s carefully-laid long term plans for achieving its national «dream». Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers an address at the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs held in Beijing, capital of China, on June 22-23, 2018. By solving the issues outlined, Feng argues regional stability alongside economic prosperity is possible. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles’, Reuters, 20 September 2018. In the last few years China has intensified its efforts to build a global trade network with greater use of FTAs in order to diversify its markets and counter protectionism. James Griffiths, ‘Why Kim Jong Un Made a Secret Visit to China’, CNN, 5 April 2018. For a better understanding of India’s position on the BRI, see Vinai Kaura, ‘Understanding India’s response to China’s Belt and Road’, The Asian Times, 10 June 2017; Musarat Amin & Rizwan Naseer, ‘Indian Opposition to Chinese Belt and Road Initiative: Response, Rationale and Action’, Central Asia Journal, No. The article concludes with an update on the ubiquitous BRI, that in 2018 celebrated its 5th anniversary, amid continuing expansion and growing criticism. The new Politburo Standing Committee members Wang Huning and Wang Yang, and the new Politburo member Yang Jiechi, had been deputy leaders of the BRI leading group since 2014; Wang Huning, being one of the top political theorists, was also supposed to be behind the concept of the «China Dream». Policy & Regulations. On paper, the main achievement of the summit was a Chinese agreement that the World Trade Organization had to be reformed if it was to survive the «Trumpian times». [11] Xi Jinping was revealed as its head, Premier Li Keqiang its deputy head, while Vice President Wang Qishan (CCP’s former anti-corruption chief), Wang Huning, and Vice Premier Han Zheng were included in its membership. [62], The dispute started in January 2018 when the US approved controversial tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels to «defend American workers, farmers, ranchers and businessmen»,[63] in what was seen as Trump’s most significant trade move since his decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Daniel Hurst, ‘From Japan, US VP Denounces «Authoritarianism and Aggression»’, The Diplomat, 16 November 2018. In Chen’s words: «This is the bright side of the US trade protectionism. But the «real» war started at the beginning of July and was aimed in the eyes of the American president at resolving some long-standing issues that went far beyond trade imbalances with the PRC. That said, its general office, which was located inside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was reportedly often bypassed by other government agencies because it was seen as low-ranking and ineffective, and the group appeared to be incapable of coordinating China’s foreign policy. This DW series explores China's rise as a global superpower. The Chinese president began talking about a “new type of international relations” in 2013. As a result, China's foreign policy has become more active and dynamic. HR & Staffing. At the beginning of October, the IMF released a report which projected a down-turn in the global economy growth, a result of Trump’s trade policies. Here are 4 things to know’. 31. 106. ... China’s foreign economic policies have In particular, the second part of the year under review was mainly characterized by the open hostility of the Trump administration towards China, as clearly shown by the trade war and the deep-rooted distrust between the two countries in many chapters of their foreign policy agenda, with special reference to the Korean peninsula. Additionally, they warned that European companies would refuse to sign any contract if China failed to adhere to the European principles of transparency in public procurement, as well as environmental and social standards. Most probably the Chinese leadership had reached its decision to issue the invitation at the beginning of March after the surprise announcement that the US president would meet Kim Jong Un to discuss Pyongyang denuclearization; Beijing risked possible marginalization in what were likely to be historical talks. For more information on China’s new imagined international system see Bradley A. Thayer & John M. Friend, ‘The World According to China’, The Diplomat, 3 October 2018. Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China. Xi interprets the «China dream» as a process of «great rejuvenation» of the Chinese nation (中国复兴) and describes it as achieving «two centenarian goals» ( 两个一百年奋斗目标): the material goal of becoming a «moderately well-off society» ( 小康社会) by 2021, which marks the CCP’s 100th anniversary, and the modernization goal of transforming China into «a wealthy and strong socialist country» (富强的社会主 义国家) by about 2049, which will mark the 100th anniversary of PRC’s founding. 267-280, esp. and China Call Truce in Trade War’, The New York Times, 1 December 2018. At the same time, according to Andrei Lankov, one of the world’s leading Korea experts, and director of the Korea Risk Group, visiting China for the third time in such a short period, Kim might be seeking to take advantage of the trade conflict between China and the US, and trying to deepen their rivalry to ensure they could not join forces against him, as happened with UN sanctions over North Korea’s weapons programme. Kiran Stacey, ‘China signs 99-year lease on Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port’, Financial Times, 11 December 2017. China retaliated in kind, imposing tariffs on items worth US$ 110 billion. How has Xi Jinping remade China’s foreign policy apparatus? Chinese reports quoted Kim Jong Un as reiterating his country’s longstanding position that: «As long as relevant parties abolish their hostile policies and remove security threats against the DPRK, there is no need for the DPRK to be a nuclear state and denuclearization can be realized», and referring to «phased and synchronous measures» to «eventually achieve» a formal peace treaty. 44. China and North Korea don’t see each other with any kind of mutual sympathy. I challenge this conventional wisdom, showing how Chinese provinces can affect the formulation and implementation of foreign policy. As a result, China's foreign policy has become more active and dynamic. 2. In this sphere China’s foreign policy witnessed a quite unexpected, but long awaited success; the North Korean leader’s repeated visits to the country that marked the end of years of speculation concerning the state of their brotherhood alliance and Beijing’s weak grip on its ally. «Two dogs strive for a bone, and the third runs away with it»: the unexpected consequences of the Sino-American trade war. The Chinese state press agency Xinhua reported that during the encounter Xi referred to Kim as 你, while Kim referred to Xi as 您. The 18th SCO summit, held between 9-10 June in East China’s coastal city of Qingdao, was the first following the crucial membership expansion to include India and Pakistan in June 2017; these were grounds enough to consider it a historical summit. Ryan Pickrell, ‘US B-52 bombers tore through the South China Sea in a power play ahead of a sit-down between the US and the Chinese defence chiefs’, Business Insider, 18 October 2018. Wang Xiaotiao, who heads the new institution, promoted the BRI as deputy director of the powerful National Development and Reform Commission, and in his new role makes the BRI central to every statement. [72] Meanwhile, the US president and Vice President Mike Pence accused Beijing of meddling in the upcoming American mid-term elections. Prosecutors investigated whether Abe, his aide and two executives from his political support group had subsidized the party fees in violation of campaign and election funds laws. 1. POLICY BRIEF SEPTEMBER 2018 ... years in policy toward China, with old assumptions being questioned, and in some cases, jettisoned. ‘中央外事工作会议在京举行’ (‘The Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs was Held in Beijing’), 人民日报 (People’s Daily), 30 November 2014. 3. 112. Ruth Berschens & Sha Hua, ‘EU and China find new rapport in Beijing, amid US trade disputes’, Handelsblatt, 17 July 2018. 113. Meanwhile, during the year under review, China had to manage very troubled relations with the US as a direct consequence of the trade war unleashed by the Trump administration, which went far beyond trade imbalances and commercial issues. The Chinese see North Korea as irrational, unreliable, ungovernable, highly dangerous». The United States works to achieve concrete progress on U.S. interests, including ensuring Chinese support for […] The events that best showcased China’s new diplomatic concept and China’s opening-up drive were the three key global events the country hosted during the year under review, namely the Boao Forum for Asia, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. 商务部新闻办公室 (Ministry of Commerce Press Office), ‘商务部新闻发言人 就美国对340亿美元中国产品加征关税发表谈话’ (‘Ministry of Commerce spokesper-son speaks on US tariffs on US$ 34 billion in Chinese products’), 6 July 2018. The consequences for China-EU relations. [101], The importance of the 20th EU-China Summit was manifest in its lengthy final Joint Statement; due mainly to disagreements over granting «market economy» status to China, and other disputes over the South China Sea and trade, the previous two summits had ended without joint statements. On 5 December, Portugal joined the list of European countries to sign such a memorandum. The «Chinese characteristics» are frequently used by Chinese leaders to indicate the adaptation of foreign ideologies or concepts to Chinese specific conditions. 11. Most analyses of China's foreign and security policies treat China as a unitary actor, assuming a cohesive grand strategy articulated by Beijing. 118. © 2020 Diplomat Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. ‘Amid Tensions with America, China is turning to Europe’, The Economist, 19 July 2018. [114] Interestingly, Lisbon not only signed, despite pressure against doing so from both the European Union and the US State Department, but the communiqué stated that both parties agreed to jointly encourage the strengthening of the EU-China Strategic Partnership, and work towards developing «synergies» between the BRI and EU connectivity and investment strategies.[115]. Among the 16 CEE countries, 11 are EU members (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) and five are Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). Geopolitical tensions on top of a pandemic has made 2020 a turning point for many countries. At the same time, however, China appeared occupied in the exercise of its diplomacy of great power with Chinese characteristics, both at home – hosting three major global events – and internationally – playing a central role in the peace process that took place on the Korean peninsula. The Forum, which focused on the security situation in Africa and the goal of deepening military cooperation between China and African nations, was attended by military leaders from nearly 50 African countries, clearly reflecting the expanding influence of China’s military on the continent. 51, September 2010. It should be noted that India was among the 50 countries that signed the agreement to establish the AIIB on 29 June 2015. In 2018 the continuation of this process was reflected both in the changes of the foreign policy leadership team as defined at the 19th Party Congress and confirmed during the annual session of the NPC in March 2018, and in the upgrade of the Central Leading Small Group on Foreign Affairs (中央外事工作领导小组), headed by Xi, to Central Foreign Affairs Commission (外事委员会). As in the year 2017, in 2018 relations between China and the US presented many ups and downs, with strong deterioration on the commercial side. ... Our relations with China are extensive. “ Competitive neutrality ” … 9. [107] Rather, China had sought an intensification and broader institutionalization of the Group, while welcoming the interest expressed by Austria and Greece (16+1 observers) to full membership of the format. He was clearly signalling his government’s objection to a portion of the BRI, that is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – one of the six economic corridors under the Initiative – which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Pakistan was considered by far the largest country at high risk, with Beijing reportedly financing about 80 percent of its estimated US$ 62 billion additional debt. 54. In support of this new and more visible profile, the Chinese leadership has changed the foreign policy setup to give Xi and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) greater control. The sanctions blocked the EDD and his director from applying for export licenses and participating in the US financial system. China will release a complete list administrative charges at ports by the end of October. The aim was to create a more efficient system that could better serve the interests […] ‘Portugal Officially Joins the Belt and Road Initiative’, Executive Intelligence Review, 5 December 2018. The new Politburo Standing Committee members Wang Huning and Wang Yang, as well as the new Politburo member Yang Jiechi, had been deputy leaders of the BRI “leading group” since 2014. 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnVYlp2elLo. ‘Xi and Kim’s Marriage of Convenience’, Foreign Policy, 22 June 2018. 49. In this regard, according to Lankov, Kim Jong Un was turning out to be a «very good diplomat». [38] The events that occurred on the Korean peninsula confirmed the centrality of China, and Beijing’s intention to assert its role, contradicting what Chinese officials had often reiterated in the last few years, namely that Beijing had very limited influence on the entire situation and that the US, not China, held the key to solving the North Korean nuclear issue. Scott Snyder & See-won Byun, ‘China’s Multiple Roles in the Korean Dra- ma’, Comparative Connections, vol. K. Olsen, ‘Japan’s Abe will meet China’s Xi – under the shadow of Trump’, CNBC, 23 October 2018. By Taboola. 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