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China’s foreign policy is rooted in non-alignment

Posted by seumasach on June 15, 2021

Tom Fowdy

30th March, 2021

China.org

China’s foreign policy is in fact traditionally rooted in the idea of “non-alignment” that states should not form “power blocs” that divide the international system or single out other countries. This is a well-established tradition. China became an observer of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1992, a diplomatic grouping of countries originally founded in 1955 to protect their common interests, national sovereignty and avoid the confrontation brewing between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This organization was founded on the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty, common development and opposition to the idea of “hegemony.” 

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