There is a popular saying in Chinese diplomatic circles: To fight for peace, peace will prevail; to compromise for peace, peace will disappear. This will be China’s motto following the 19th party congress. Illustration: Craig Stephens

In Xi’s new era, Chinese diplomacy will be a display of hard power

Deng Yuwen says China’s communist leaders signalled at their 19th party congress that a muscular foreign policy, seen as vital for the country’s peaceful development, will guide decisions on core interests

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There is a popular saying in Chinese diplomatic circles: To fight for peace, peace will prevail; to compromise for peace, peace will disappear. This will be China’s motto following the 19th party congress. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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