Join this event in which experts challenge conventional public wisdom that China is a unitary player in international affairs.
Far from being a well-orchestrated process of a single entity, the formation of foreign policy in Beijing is susceptible to skirmishes among central government institutions, provinces and major state-owned companies, each working for their own greater authority and budgetary power.
Increasing complexities in Beijing’s diplomacy leads to the ‘professionalization’ of China’s foreign policy planning and implementation. Central government institutions with domestic policy remits now play a decisive role in determining the country’s wide-ranging and multi-faceted foreign policy agenda.
What does this mean for global players and the wider international community?
As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.