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This quantity addresses significant topics in modern diplomacy: Sino-European kin and international governance. This ebook has a targeted method of Sino-European kinfolk, with worldwide governance as either a subject for research and a conceptual framework to hitch jointly the person chapters in a coherent means.

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With Xi Jinping becoming Chinese president, as well as secretary general of the CCP and chairman of the Chinese Military Commission, there has been a noticeable centralization of power at the top. Xi not only holds the top positions of state and party but also directs a number of the leading groups, including those for foreign affairs and the National Security Committee, which he himself launched (Wang 2015). Whereas previously the portfolio of relations with the EU were informally allocated to the prime minister, under Xi Jinping, the president himself has assumed responsibility for this relationship—as evidenced by the first presidential visit from China to the EU institutions occurring within a year of Xi assuming office.

The chapter concludes with an overall assessment of China-EU relations and an outlook on future challenges in this relationship. Before proceeding, however, a particular aspect of China-EU relations needs to be considered, namely, the fact that this relationship is not between two states, but between a state and a polity that is generally recognized as being less than a state and more than a traditional international organization (Wallace 1983). The EU has developed significantly in the past 60 years, from an intergovernmental organization into an entity that has several state-like features but is also in significant ways distinct from a liberal institutionalist perspective / 31 states.

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