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 improve the present overseas peacekeeping regime by means of China’s adopting of the foreign norms of peacekeeping? Or, to the contrary, is it prone to adjust the peacekeeping norms in a manner that aligns with its personal worldview? And, as China’s overseas self assurance grows, will it start to examine peacekeeping a smaller and lesser a part of its overseas defense job, and therefore no longer care rather a lot approximately it?

This publication goals to handle those questions via interpreting how the PRC has built its peacekeeping coverage and practices when it comes to its overseas prestige. It does so by means of bringing in either ancient and conceptual analyses and particular case-oriented discussions of China’s peacekeeping over the last 20 years. The publication identifies many 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 just about the way forward for overseas peacekeeping.

This publication used to be initially released as a unique factor of International Peacekeeping.

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Such constructive engagement could help China become more cognizant of peacekeeping norms. In the last two decades, China’s engagement in international institutions has exposed it to normative values concerning human rights and conflict resolution which are gaining traction and being factored into its foreign policy discourse. It is still early days to determine how far China has accepted these norms; more importantly, however, China’s options will be increasingly shaped and influenced by measures taken by other actors, particularly Western states.

China Considers Deploying Combat Troops to UN Mission in Lebanon’, People’s Daily, 28 Sept. 2006 [trans. BBC Monitoring Service, International Reports]. 44. ‘Chinese Combat Troops “Can Be Part of UN Peacekeeping” ’, China Daily, 7 July 2010 [trans. BBC Monitoring Service, International Reports]. 45. ‘FOCAC Sharm el Sheikh Action Plan 2010– 2012’, Forum on China– Africa Cooperation, 12 Nov. htm). 46. Ibid. 47. Interviews with UN officials, Kinshasa, March– April 2008. 48. Ibid. 27 CHINA’S EVOLVING APPROACH TO PEACEKEEPING 49.

Indeed, Chinese analysts point out that attempts to transplant liberal democracies and market capitalism to non-Western states such as Iraq are unlikely to be unsuccessful,16 and that ‘the imposition of an essentially Western ideology . . 17 China’s decision to get involved in various PKOs since the end of the Cold War contradicts these self-professed principles in several ways. First, the new types of PKOs that have emerged since the 1990s entail a considerable erosion of the host state’s sovereignty.

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