Physical China, demographically and environmentally, would be a significant stakeholder in 21st century global management. Cultural China, which would be a civilisation no longer pretending to be a state (Communist or otherwise), would represent a distinctive value system based on the primacy of relationships, be they in politics, business or any other area of human endeavour. As we head for a more sinicised global system, how will Chinese-style international and regional relationships interact with Western constructs of international life? Through strategic-cultural analysis, this article concludes that the Chinese impact on world affairs will result in a system of global politics with Chinese characteristics. These characteristics will include Daoist ideas on survival, Confucian ideas on cohesiveness, the politics of wen(civility), wu(martiality) and wu-wei (non-doing or metapower), as well as the conduct of li in international law.
"Global politics with Chinese characteristics,"
Culture Mandala: The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cm/vol2/iss2/1