Pols396 Week 3 readings part 1 (Beijing learns to be a superpower by Willy Lam)
President Hu Jintao ( heads the CCP’s leading group on Foreign Affairs) is pushing
“quasisuperpower diplomacy” to consolidate China’s pre-eminence in the new world order.
There have been major revisions done by Mr. Hu to the foreign and security policies of his
o Such as those policies created in the late 1980s and mid 1990s by Deng Xioaping, which
was a foreign policy that emphasized a “take a low profile and never take the lead”
approach and regarding the US an “avoid confrontation and seek opportunities for
o Mid 1990s onwards: President Jiang Zemin pioneered a “great power diplomacy under
the global climate of one superpower, several great power”
Essentially meant that China should work together with the other great powers
to transform a unipolar world order to a multipolar world order.
Beijing is no longer shying away from frontal contests with the US, china’s strategic competitor.
For the Hu-led Politburo quasisuperpower diplomacy means that China wi