Fewsmith on the Rough Edges of Chinese Diplomacy

December 1, 2014

Fewsmith.jpgJoseph Fewsmith, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was quoted in a recent Bloomberg article on the next evolution in Chinese foreign policy.

The Dec. 1 article, titled “Xi Outlines ‘Big Country Diplomacy’ Chinese Foreign Policy,” can be read here.

In the article, Fewsmith says:

“Although the speech certainly suggests a self-confident China that will be active in its diplomacy, it also suggests that Xi might want to smooth some of the rough edges off China’s recent diplomacy,” said Joseph Fewsmith, a professor at Boston University who studies China’s leadership. “He talks about creating a periphery that shares a common fate.”

Fewsmith is the author or editor of eight books, including, most recently, The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China (January 2013). He is one of the seven regular contributors to the China Leadership Monitor, a quarterly web publication analyzing current developments in China. Fewsmith travels to China regularly and is active in the Association for Asian Studies and the American Political Science Association. He is an associate of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies at Harvard University and the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future at Boston University.

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