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China's Foreign Policy Contradictions: Lessons from China's R2P, Hong Kong, and WTO Policy

Tim Nicholas Rühlig


China’s Foreign Policy Contradictions explains the fundamental contradiction in China’s foreign policy: contrary to its claims, China does not consistently uphold the principle of state control in its international affairs. This inconsistency is shaping China’s impact on the international order. This anthropological study of the foreign policymaking of the opaque Chinese party-state examines three case comparisons: the Responsibility to Protect, Hong Kong, and the World Trade Organization. Based on in-depth interviews with party-state officials and an analysis of official documents, the book r ... More

Keywords: Chinese foreign policy, International Order, foreign policy analysis, Hong Kong, Responsibility to Protect, World Trade Organization, Chinese Communist Party, China’s political economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780197573303
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197573303.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Nicholas Rühlig, author
Research Fellow, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs