Conclusion: Managing the Conceptual Gaps in China-EU Relations
The main argument in this volume is that a better understanding of Chinese-European divergences and convergences over fundamental political concepts is conducive to a better understanding of the China-Europe relationship. Chinese-European disputes over issues from Tibet to human rights, from market economy status to arms embargo, from Africa to Iran are reflected, to a large extent, in their perceptual gaps on such political concepts as sovereignty, human rights, strategic partnership, multilateralism and global governance, among others.
KeywordsGlobal Governance Soft Power Strategic Partnership Political Concept National Sovereignty
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