China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping by Marc Lanteigne, Miwa Hirono

By Marc Lanteigne, Miwa Hirono

China has develop into an enthusiastic supporter of and contributor to UN peacekeeping. Is China’s participation in peacekeeping more likely to develop the present overseas peacekeeping regime by means of China’s adopting of the foreign norms of peacekeeping? Or, to the contrary, is it more likely to adjust the peacekeeping norms in a manner that aligns with its personal worldview? And, as China’s foreign self belief grows, will it start to contemplate peacekeeping a smaller and lesser a part of its overseas protection job, and hence no longer care loads approximately it?

This ebook goals to deal with those questions by way of interpreting how the PRC has constructed its peacekeeping coverage and practices when it comes to its overseas prestige. It does so by means of bringing in either old and conceptual analyses and particular case-oriented discussions of China’s peacekeeping over the last two decades. The e-book identifies some of the demanding situations that China has confronted at political, conceptual and operational degrees and the ways that the rustic has handled these demanding situations, and considers the implication of such demanding situations with reference to the way forward for overseas peacekeeping.

This ebook was once initially released as a distinct factor of International Peacekeeping.

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In terms of financial contribution, China provides about 3 per cent of the peacekeeping budget, significantly less than most other Security Council members. 42 Consequently, China will need to increase its financial contributions if it wishes to play a role commensurate with its Security Council and global status. Moreover, China’s increasing social interactions in the UN peacekeeping regime means that there will be expectations of China to expand its troop commitments in areas where there are critical needs.

14 What much of these analyses miss, however, is China’s desire to be seen as both a member of the developing world and as a ‘responsible great power’ that seeks to uphold the military and normative status quo of the international order, and how this may be reflected in Chinese foreign policy. The two identities can lead to very different and contradictory policy discourses in the PRC, and it is imperative that these are analysed in greater detail to get a fuller picture of how China formulates its foreign policy.

For troop-contributing countries and appointments, see ‘UN Missions Summary Detailed by Country’, 1 Oct. org/en/peacekeeping/contributors). 41. ‘UN Official Commends China’s Role in Peacekeeping’, Xinhua News, 16 Jan. 2007 [trans. BBC Monitoring Service, International Reports]. 42. ‘Contributor/Partner Fact Sheet’, United Nations Development Group, 1 Oct. org/factsheet/donor/00089). 43. ‘China Considers Deploying Combat Troops to UN Mission in Lebanon’, People’s Daily, 28 Sept. 2006 [trans. BBC Monitoring Service, International Reports].

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