Chinese Ways

Author
Naazneen Barma, Ely Ratner, Steven Weber
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foreign Affairs
Volume
87
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
May/June 2008
Institution
Council on Foreign Relations
Abstract
To the Editor: In "The Rise of China and the Future of the West" (January/February 2008), G. John Ikenberry offers a compelling series of arguments for why China will not attempt to overturn the liberal order. But he is wrong to assume that the absence of confrontation implies gradual integration. It does not. China is pursuing a different strategy: forging a route around the West by constructing an alternative international system in the developing world. The norms of China's parallel political order are alien to those Ikenberry wishes to see preserved.
Political Geography
China