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Reframing the Principle of Noninterference: Reflections of Chinese School Debates and Beijing’s Approach to Peace

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Abstract

In respect of eliminating threats and achieving peace, both Western and Eastern IR theories have their own contributions. The Chinese School in IR, which has emerged at the end of the last century, intends to contribute its assertions and approaches to international peace and security by drawing ideas from traditional Chinese political thought and philosophy. The fundamental problem contemporary scholars of the Chinese School intend to solve is how China can peacefully integrate into the international system. The background that leads to this problem is the Western power transition theory, proponents of which claim that conflict and war between the dominant power and the emerging power is inevitable. In this chapter, the author explains how Chinese scholars and government policymakers approach the issues of peace.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai University of International Business and EconomicsShanghaiChina

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