Month: March 2012

Light On Unofficial Discourse: ‘Restoring China to its rightful place’

By Sam Beatson. Soft semantic shifts in the rhetoric used in China’s foreign policy procedures betray the clandestine nature of internal decision making processes. That ‘China’s peaceful rise’ has become ‘China’s peaceful development’, proliferation of Confucius institutes flourished and diplomatic focus been on ‘harmonious relations’ and ‘non-interference’, all […]