Continuity and Change in Chinese Diplomacy in the New Era

ISDP FORUM with Professor Cui Liru

Senior Advisor to the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

Monday, March 23, 2015, 13.00-14.30


In ascending to a more global role in the new multi-polar world, Chinese foreign policy has faced new challenges and become surrounded by many questions. However, since reform and opening-up, Chinese diplomacy has actually displayed consistency in many of its core concepts, aims and guiding principles. China maintains that the focus of its foreign policy remains the pursuit of peaceful development, mutual exchange and benefit with its partners, and the maintenance of stability in international affairs. But as the world and China itself undergo rapid changes, China needs to enhance its foreign policy in order to fully adapt to domestic and international challenges. This requires that Chinese diplomacy make be reformed so as to become more forward-looking, more active and more creative. Professor Cui Liru will discuss these issues and field questions from the audience.

Professor Cui Liru is Senior Advisor to the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) and its former president. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and serves as a member of the Foreign Policy Consulting Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also works as Senior Adviser to multiple institutions for the study of national security and foreign relations.

Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka. For a map and directions, please go here.

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