China and conflict-affected states – between principle and pragmatism. China's approach case study.

Abstract

This overview of China’s approach to conflict-affected states is excerpted from a full-length report published by Saferworld that focuses on China’s role in three contexts: Sri Lanka, Nepal and South Sudan – Sudan. Broadly surveying Chinese foreign policy principles and praxis, this case study identifies trends and patterns in China’s engagement with conflict-affected states, discerning here an evolving, though chiefly pragmatic orientation, balancing “official rhetorical rigidity” with “limited flexibility”.

Citation

Butler, D.M.; Wheeler, T. China and conflict-affected states – between principle and pragmatism. China’s approach case study. Saferworld, (2012) 20 pp.

China and conflict-affected states – between principle and pragmatism. China’s approach case study.

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