China’s New World Order: Changes in the Non-Intervention Policy

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Citation: Hak Yin Li, China’s New World Order: Changes in the Non-Intervention Policy (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021).

Abstract: This discerning book examines China’s newly developed soft-intervention policy towards North Korea, Myanmar and the two Sudans by examining China’s diplomatic statements and behaviours. It also highlights the Chinese soft-intervention policy in economic manipulation and diplomatic persuasion in the recent generations of Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping.
Providing a new perspective on the study of China through its discrepant foreign policies, Hak Yin Li delivers a comprehensive overview of the principles of Chinese foreign policy, critically examining the evolution of the Chinese non-intervention policy. Rich with empirical discussions on key cases, the book also includes interviews with Chinese scholars and provides a wide breadth of information from official sources such as China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This invigorating read will be an excellent resource for international relations scholars, policy analysts and researchers who are interested in the evolution of Chinese non-intervention policy, and China’s emerging soft-interventions in North Korea, Myanmar and the two Sudans. Readers with an interest in Chinese foreign policy and China’s normative role in shaping the world order will also find this an enlightening read.

The book is listed in European Parliament’s Selected Online Reading on China’s External Policy.

Book Talks:

Guest lecture, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, Nov 28, 2022.

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Sep 22, 2022.

Tokyo International University Global Dialogue Series, Saitama, Japan, Jun 15, 2022.