A Rising China's Rising Responsibilities
Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World

November 2008

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Although some have yet to recognize it, the question of whether China will be an integral part of the international community has long since been settled: it certainly is. China is woven into the fabric of international regimes on security, economic and political affairs. But how will China use its position as a global power? Is its aim merely to evade international criticism and reap near-term benefits—neither rejecting nor fully buying into the current international order? 

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