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Global norms with Chinese characteristics

Elizabeth Economy's book offers insights into how China is reshaping global norms and raises the question of whether it can truly coerce nations with its economic power to serve its own interests


Gunjan Singh
The World According to China
Author: Elizabeth C Economy
Publisher: Polity Press
Pages: 304
Price: Rs 2,008
China under Xi Jinping’s leadership is attempting to develop and mould global narratives and norms. This is not easy, given the United States’ dominance of international institutions, finance, technology, and its democratic system. To challenge this position, Beijing has not shied away from using its military, economic and technological clout to push countries to accept the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) line.

The major challenge in Mr Xi’s path is that existing global norms and institutions are accepted by most countries. Though China has accepted that it has

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First Published: Jun 28 2023 | 10:28 PM IST

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