China’s Peacebuilding Approach. Can China through its emergent influence become a key actor in supporting peace and stability in conflict areas?
|dc.contributor.author||De Blas Marin, Isabel||*|
|dc.description.abstract||The purpose of this research is to examine China’s emerging role in peacebuilding. With a fast-growing economy, China is becoming very influential and has increased its political leverage in conflict-affected countries. At the same time, China’s foreign policy and strategy are evolving and Beijing is becoming more proactive in engaging and intervening on peacebuilding efforts. China has developed a unique peacebuilding approach, one that is based on economic growth as way to alleviate poverty and social unrest. China could contribute to bringing these alternative and complementary perspectives to the Peacebuilding debate and open this field to non-Western understandings. This research is going to examine China’s approach, its origins in China’s domestic situation and how China is exporting this model at the international level. Some of the aspects that will be analyse include: general aspects of the Chinese civilisation, philosophy and history, the domestic situation as well as on the ways that China handles its domestic conflicts in Xinjiang and Tibet; and some of the particularities and characteristics of Chinese foreign policy that shape the way it exports peacebuilding policies to the international arena. The intervention of China in the conflict of Kachin, Myanmar will illustrate how Chinese peacebuilding is evolving and moving away from its Westphalian principles of non-interference. China has thus become a key actor in supporting peace and stability and it should be part of any debate around peacebuilding moving forward based on shared interests in, and concern to promote peace and stability.||en_US|
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|dc.subject||China; Peacebuilding; Myanmar; Xinjiang; Confucianism; Creative involvement; Chinese foreign policy; Cosmopolitan conflict resolution||en_US|
|dc.title||China’s Peacebuilding Approach. Can China through its emergent influence become a key actor in supporting peace and stability in conflict areas?||en_US|
|dc.publisher.institution||University of Bradford||eng|
|dc.publisher.department||Department of Peace Studies||en_US|