Constructing a “new type of great power relations” : the state of debate in China (1998-2014). / Zeng, Jinghan.

In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.05.2016, p. 422-442.

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Constructing a “new type of great power relations” : the state of debate in China (1998-2014). / Zeng, Jinghan.

In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.05.2016, p. 422-442.

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