China's ‘new type of Great Power relations’ : a G2 with Chinese characteristics? / Zeng, Jinghan; Breslin, Shaun.

In: International Affairs, Vol. 92, No. 4, 01.07.2016, p. 773-794.

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China's ‘new type of Great Power relations’ : a G2 with Chinese characteristics? / Zeng, Jinghan; Breslin, Shaun.

In: International Affairs, Vol. 92, No. 4, 01.07.2016, p. 773-794.

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Zeng, Jinghan ; Breslin, Shaun. / China's ‘new type of Great Power relations’ : a G2 with Chinese characteristics?. In: International Affairs. 2016 ; Vol. 92, No. 4. pp. 773-794.

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title = "China's {\textquoteleft}new type of Great Power relations{\textquoteright}: a G2 with Chinese characteristics?",
abstract = "The rise of China has been reshaping how the country sees its own role in the world. China has become increasingly willing to move from being a norm and system taker to a norm and system shaper (if not yet maker). One example is Xi Jinping's promotion of {\textquoteleft}a new type of Great Power relations{\textquoteright} designed to create a strategic space in which to operate. By using a mixed quantitative/qualitative analysis, we analyse 141 Chinese articles titled with {\textquoteleft}new type of Great Power relations{\textquoteright}. We find that although Chinese analysts and policy makers rejected the idea of a G2 in 2009, the mainstream discourse has rapidly shifted to what we call a {\textquoteleft}G2 with Chinese characteristics{\textquoteright} which indicates a fundamental shift in Chinese evaluation of the power status of itself and others. While some Chinese scholars consider China to have already achieved the status as the world's No. 2 or even a superpower, the mainstream discourse views China as both a Great Power and a rising power at the same time. This, we argue, moderates the expectations of what China can and should do to resolve global problems despite its great power status.",
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