Beijing’s New World Order – Living the ‘Chinese Dream’

China's President Xi Jinping has stepped up diplomacy since the removal of COVID-19 curbs last year [File: Thomas Peter/Pool via Reuters

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still

Important Takeaways:

  • As Beijing boosts its diplomatic clout, analysts say it wants to “remold” and even supplant existing global institutions.
  • Ever since China abandoned its zero-COVID policy at the end of last year, Beijing has been involved in a flurry of engagements from East to West.
  • And while Western leaders have talked about decoupling or de-risking economic ties with China, the nation remains deeply integrated with the world economy and is the largest trading partner of more than 120 countries.
  • “It would be a world order that does not constrain communist China but contributes to its rise,” he said.
  • Beijing’s world order would be defined by multipolarity, according to Mok, who says China has no plan to be a dominant power. “I don’t see a change in the world order being a case of a new boss simply replacing the old boss.”

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