External Policy and International Agenda
The foundations of China’s foreign policy are to be found at the intersection between its internal development model and the vision that the Chinese leaders have of their country’s role in the world. No counter-power, ethical or institutional, moderates the subsequent objectives. It can be argued that Chinese foreign policy is domestic and performative in essence. Moreover, it also functions by assimilation, feeding on any external context, in order to regenerate itself and propose an offer of superior value, all-encompassing and global, without suffering from any internal, ideological or dialectical construction flaw, and denying any external, rhetorical or practical questioning. China’s international agenda is materialized by a proliferating offer of turnkey “national solutions” for the rest of the world.