Understanding Chinese foreign policy can be complex due to its evolving nature and the various factors that influence it. However, experts argue that Beijing’s policy approach is guided by several core principles, including sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in the domestic affairs of other countries, peaceful development, and win-win cooperation.
Simultaneously, China aims to challenge the dominance of the United States in the international system and seeks to establish a multipolar world order, mostly by soft power, diplomacy and improving its global image through cultural exchanges, media influence, Confucius Institutes, and other public diplomacy initiatives.
Political analyst, historian and host of Silk and Steel Podcast Carl Zha joined Syriana Analysis to discuss Chinese foreign policy after Antony Blinken’s visit to Beijing and meeting with Xi Jinping.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.